Anne N. Bates

William C. Marcil
September 20, 1948 – February 6, 2007

The poem the dash by Linda Ellis speaks in a manner in which is true of my father.  The dash between the dates above is what my father lived.  The 58 years the dash represents is what was the most important.  Those 58 years were lived happily and full.  We hope that his gift adds to someone else’s dash, the same happiness and fullness that he had.


Submitted by: Brandie Beattie, daughter
Cohoes, NY