Dear friends and family,
At 9:20 pm, October 18, William Neil
Strong passed away in his sleep. It is
what he wanted, what he wished for.
Wishes do come true. He was surrounded
by love. His wife of 50 years, Trudy and
his son David and five dogs, were at his
bedside. He was 75. Many of his friends
and family have been visiting since his
return from the hospital including his
younger son Steven who flew in from LA.
He mentioned how he enjoyed all the good
words and prayers. He will be missed by
many and was a great force in the Circus
community. The fascinating history that
he shared with us all, performer and
gaujo alike, will stay with us forever.
This blog was a passion for Bill and he
was checking it as recently as Saturday.
"Buckles, will have to pick up the
slack", said Bill.
The 24 hour man sets the route to the
next lot. Please follow the arrows Bill.
You will find your way home. You will be
In loving memory
cards of condolences
can be sent to:
Memorial donations in
the name of Bill Strong would be
appreciated and should be sent to the
American Lung Association.
Memorial service will be at the
convenience of the family and will be
posted when details are finalized.
Three years at CWM made
me a real traditionalist, and I keep
remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I
want the people to see what the circus
used to be, not what it is today. That's
what this site is about!
A link to his blog:
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