William (Bill) Ernest Gannon passed away on October 1, 2020. He was 82 years old. Bill was born on July 25, 1938 in Missoula, Mont.

Bill graduated from Great Falls High School in 1956 in Great Falls, Mont. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in 1960 in Bozeman, Mont. He earned his Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco. Bill also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

Bill served on many boards and committees in Centralia. He was an ardent and knowledgeable student of history, be it local to Centralia and Washington, or international. Bill enjoyed the company of many friends, especially at the American Legion Grant Hodge Post 17 in Centralia.

A family memorial is planned for a later date.

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