Details for Dr. William David Monie
Dr. William David Monie, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2019. While we rejoice that he left a legacy of faith and love, we will miss him dearly. Bill was proceeded in death by his father, William; mother, Betty; and brother, David. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy; his daughters, Jennifer and Kristin; their husbands, Roberto and Raphael; and six grandchildren, Ariana, Mateo, David, Shay, Riley and Nico. Bill was born on July 15, 1940 in Plainfield, New Jersey and graduated from high school in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He served for three years as a clinical psychology assistant in the Army, then graduated from Penn State University in 1966. He moved to Maryland to begin his career in education as a math teacher and met the love of his life, Judy, in a junior high school where they both taught. He went on to earn a PhD from the University of Maryland and to serve the Montgomery County Public Schools for 39 years in many leadership capacities. Though Bill's accomplishments in education were great, it was his love for people and for God for which he will be most remembered. He was often sought out for advice, not only from his family, but also from many others. He used his position as an HR director, as his personal mission field, always striving to serve those who needed it most in the moment. His tender heart and gentle spirit were the rock and foundation of our family. He served in leadership positions as an elder, trustee, youth group leader, and teacher in several churches as well as the Emmaus organization. He sang in every church choir and even performed Handel's Messiah in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. He was instrumental in founding The Pathways School, a therapeutic educational program for students ages 11 to 21, and actively participated in the ARC of Montgomery County. After retiring and teaching at Hood College for a brief time, Bill and Judy decided to move to the Villages in 2008. Bill often said that these 11 years in The Villages were a great vacation! He was honored to sing during worship, to teach Bible Basics at the Church on the Square, and to lead a life group at Fairway. Throughout his 78 years, Bill touched many lives and he will be most dearly missed. Bill's life will be celebrated at Fairway Christian Church on June 14, 2019. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but if so desired memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.