William J. 'Bill' Zwick
Warren — William J. “Bill” Zwick, 87, died at his home in Warren Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Bill was born Nov. 7, 1926 in New Britain, Conn. He grew up in Kensington/Berlin, Conn. He graduated from Berlin High School. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Prior to WWII, he began working for one of the first organic farmers in the 1940s. He worked for Buol Machine Company and retired as the company’s vice president. Bill started farming on the side and eventually started the Blue Ridge Farm, the love of his life, in Kensington, Conn. Bill employed several local kids over the years, and became a strong influence in their lives. Many of his former employees kept in touch with him to express their gratitude for his guidance.
Bill enjoyed bird hunting with his English and Irish Setters. He also enjoyed fishing in Canada and, especially fly-fishing with his daughter, Kathleen on Grand Lake Stream. Bill was a very generous and open-minded gentleman. He was a member of the Berlin Hunting and Fishing Club. He was predeceased by three brothers, George,Frederick and James and by his parents.
Bill is survived by his wife, Viola “Sally” Zwick of Warren, his daughter, Kathleen Zwick of Warren and by numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at a later date. Burial with military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.
You can share condolences with the family by visiting hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 78 Main Street, Thomaston.