William Cliff Bard Jr. was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1946 to William Cliff Bard Sr. (deceased) and Ruth Koser-Bard (deceased). He passed away peacefully on September 8, 2020 in Cocoa, Florida. William became an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America as a child. William is a 1964 graduate of Conestoga Valley Highschool. William graduated from Juniata College where he majored in Economics. He served as an Officer in the United States Navy during Vietnam wartime. In 1989, he became “Member of the Year” and then in 1993 he became President for the National Accountants Association. In Ohio, William became certified as a Personnel Recruiting Consultant. In 1998, he moved to Florida to open a personnel recruitment firm. Before retirement in 2011, he was a Vice President for Suntrust Bank. His hobbies were sailing, playing poker and spending time with his wife.
William Cliff Bard Jr is survived by his wife Ann Bard of 31 years. His son Kevan (Katrina) Bard and grandchildren Grace and Liam Bard and son Justin Bard. Siblings Linda (Tom) Koch, Cynthia Bard-Hollinger and Jeff Bard (Nancy). Stepchildren Maria, Daniel (deceased) David, and Michael.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with Military Honors by the US Navy. The family will receive friends Monday, September 14, 2020 from 5 till 7 P.M. at the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Viera, Florida. For more information please call 321-635-1973
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