William Lawrence Hardardt, Jr. of Winter Park, CO and Davis, CA passed away at home on January 10, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.
Bill was the husband of Judy Hardardt, the current First-Vice President - Programs of ΦBKNCA.
Born on January 16, 1936 in Bronx, NY, Bill grew up in Englewood, NJ, attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1959. That same year, he married Judith Hogrelius, known to us as Judy Hardardt, the current First-Vice President - Programs of ΦBKNCA.
Over the years, Bill attended many ΦBK programs, the Asilomar Conferences and the Key Connections with Judy. Bill's ability to talk with anyone made many first-time attendees feel comfortable by the time they left. He made many friends, including members of our Board. I have many fond memories of discussions with Bill at Asilomar and other events. He was a friend I shall truly miss.
Bill served his country in the US Army, stationed at the Provost Martial General Center, Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA during the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile crises.
Bill had a wide and deep set of interests that reflected his love of nature, his family and his communities. In Davis he prided himself on his gardens and volunteering at the Mondavi Center for the Arts, time spent with his model trains, assisting his friends the Karnopps on their walnut ranch and tasting the wines and products of the region, between vintage car and antique shows. In Winter Park, he enjoyed spending his time in nature, acting as a one-man reforestation program, skiing the Rockies and tinkering in his woodshop, fighting for causes dear to his heart and ruffling the feathers of the town council with his dear friends, John and Marcia Beake. Bill maintained friendships from his long years in New Jersey and will be missed by many there, as well.