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William John Gaydo

April 9, 1954 — November 16, 2023


William J. Gaydo, 69, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2023, in Weston, Wisconsin with loving family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family, and all those he has made an impression on throughout his life.
Bill was born on April 9, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, he graduated from Forest View High School in 1972. In 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Snyder. They welcomed two children together: William M. Gaydo and Amy L. Gaydo (Denissen).
Eight years retired, he was a proud firefighter for almost 37 years with the Schaumburg Fire Dept, where he set the bar as an engineer and firehouse cook. His tremendous love for the fire service was rivaled only by his love for his family. He was a man's man and the kind of guy that knew how to fix anything. He was also convinced that he needed to own just the right tool for every job. He spent countless hours casting for muskies and teaching his kids to fish in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. He had a personality that was larger than life. He could captivate any room with his stories or strike up a conversation with a stranger in line at the store, as if they were old friends. Known to many as "Billy", "Wilbur", or "Blue Gill". It didn't matter what you called him, there is no doubt that he left an imprint on your heart that will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife Cindy, son Bill (Jessica), daughter Amy (Nicholas), grandchildren: Connor, Madelyn, Allison, Brynley, and Billy, brother Tim, and many other relatives.
A private gathering will be held at a later date.

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