William E. Holcombe, son of Bill and Dorothy Higgins Holcombe and grandson of Everett and Laura Higgins, passed away in his sleep on May 13, 2019, in Redmond, Oregon, where he spent the majority of his adult life. Bill spent his early elementary school life in Buffalo and came back for one year during high school. He kept in touch with many of his classmates from Buffalo throughout his life. He is survived by his sister Katherine Strong and her family from Camarillo, California; and cousins Jody and Kells Waggoner, Vivienne Mauck, Jack Mauck and Wallace O’Connor.

A celebration of life will be held in mid July in The Dalles, Oregon. His ashes will be scattered over the ocean.