In Memoriam


From:       PA Broadcast
Sent:        Monday, September 14, 2009 8:59 AM
Subject:  Office of the Executive Director Announcement


Office of the Executive Director

September 14, 2009

We begin today facing yet again the unimaginable. Bill DeCota is gone. The great German philosopher Hegel started his proof of the existence of God on the unreasonableness of death.

A life well lived cannot simply end. Bill's love of life, his passion, his caring sense of others, his humor and knowing sarcasm, but most of all and most sadly his being there for so many, for this agency, for the world around him for so long and so well it is today almost impossible to think of him gone.

Bill would probably say I have said too much already. But I will say in closing we have all lost someone who did it better than most and for that he will be deeply and greatly missed.



From:      PA Broadcast
Sent:       Sat 9/12/2009 4:12 PM

September 12, 2009

ear Colleagues:

It is with profound regret that we notify you of the passing of William DeCota, Director of the Aviation Department on Friday, September 11, 2009. Bill is survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins, and a network of close friends.

Bill began his career at the Port Authority as a financial analyst in 1982 and became the Director of Aviation in December of 1999. With his special blend of intelligence, humor, and unswerving dedication to staff and the Aviation industry, Bill ensured that the Port Authority airport system was one of the most recognized and valued in the nation.

Donations may be made in memory of Bill DeCota to the following organization:

Elijah's Promise
        211 Livingston Avenue
        New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Anthony R. Coscia                                         Christopher O. Ward
Chairman                                                        Executive Director



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