Obituary of William Bernard Flood
A comedian to many, Bill, an avid Steelers and Panthers fan, knew how to make us laugh. His smile and good humor lit up many a room and his contagious laugh brightened our hearts.
Born January 31, 1961, in McKees Rocks, PA, to Marlene Ann Rennekamp and Robert Michael Flood. Bill grew up with a passion for music and concerts. He enjoyed his childhood neighborhood and friends. As a young man, he was crazy about playing street hockey. Much of his adult life he spent traveling the world with his wife Sue, enjoying his favorite hobbies of scuba diving, snow skiing, and tossing dice at the craps tables.
Bill’s studies led him to West Virginia University where he earned a BS in Geology and was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He then attended the School of Computer Technology in Pittsburgh earning a Business Application Programming degree which led him to a 32 year tenor with EDS and Verizon which transferred him to Charlotte, NC in 1984.
Charlotte was also the place where he won the heart of his future wife, Sue Ann Otto. They were married in 1993 in the Queen City. In 1996, Bill and Sue moved from the Charlotte suburbs to a wonderful home in Historic Downtown Dilworth where they met many wonderful people. Panthers PSL owners since day 1, Bill and Sue have enjoyed attending games for 20 + years. In 1998, they extended their travel adventures down under living in Sydney, Australia for 6 months.
His father and mother predeceased him. His wife Sue, of 24 years, and his sisters survive him: Robin Ann Sentz (Steve) of York, PA; Bridget Lynn Wells (Theodore) of Lovelock, Nevada. He is also survived by a loving family of nieces and nephews with whom he shared advice and laughter: Alan Hammack, Heidi Hammack, Jordan Wells, Hunter Wells and Cameron Wells. His Moosehead, Angry Ales, scuba diving pals and Sunday football crew supported and loved him no matter what, also survive him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services
119 W. Wade Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
1613 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28207
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 31st at 1pm in the Chapel at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Home, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
Light refreshments will be served following the memorial at his late residence.