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William (Bill) Bianchi
Posted On: Sep 05, 2020
The Association is saddened to announce the passing of retired Lieutenant William "Bill" Bianchi. Lieutenant Bianchi passed away last night at Georgetown Hospital following a long and courageous battle with cancer. His wife Marles posted the following on social media:
It is with the saddest heart that I announce that my husband Bill Bianchi died in Georgetown Hospital at 11:08 Friday, September 4, 2020. He fought a hard and difficult battle with so much strength and conviction against the most hideous and painful disease . He remained steadfast in this battle for 5 years and 5 months. He wanted more time with his family, so he suffered with multiple chemo infusions, and medical procedures, and radiation his body could endure. You never heard him complain not once in all those years. He was the greatest partner and the most devoted husband, and grandfather and stepfather and brother that any man could ever be. He was undeniably the love of my life. I was fortunate enough to experience that great love for 35 years. He loved me with every ounce of his being . He would have moved mountains for me if he could have. There’s not another woman alive that could have been any luckier than I was to have experienced that kind of love in a lifetime. He loved my two children and his grandchildren more than anything in the world. He used to tell the little ones “ I have to go to work so I can buy you Beanie Babies”. He was the most loving, giving, kind , unselfish , hardworking man you would ever meet. It was amazing that he seemed to know how to do any and everything. He was a devoted friend who remained your friend for life. His brothers in Fairfax County Fire Department can attest . to that. He also loved his bowling life and helped me with organizing my tournaments for 20 years. I certainly could not have done it without him. He also loved with total devotion his sister and her family and all his sisters and brothers from near and far. Mostly in California, where he longed to visit one last time. Last but certainly not least he started and owned, and operated Bianchi Carpet Cleaning for 49 years. He taught his skills to our son Tony Anzelone who will continue that legacy going into our 50th. year. That is an undeniable tribute to his hard work. He was quite a man like no other. There will never be another Bill Bianchi and the world, especially mine and his family’s world will never be the same and is going to suffer this loss greatly.
Arrangements are pending. Condolence cards can be sent to Marles at 9014 Sudley Road, Manassas, Va. 20110
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