William died peacefully June 4, 2018, at Prestige Centre in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
He was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Denver. William graduated from Princeton before earning a master’s degree in art from the University of Massachusetts.
He was a computer systems and software engineer. He was always very creative and mechanically inclined. He enjoyed painting, sculpting, reading, cooking, and watching movies. He also had a passion for walking, jazz music, and sci-fi. He loved to watch fireworks and animals of all kinds.
William is survived by his significant other of 21 years, Marie-Elaina Larabee; children Ian Milligan-Pate and his wife, Katila, Zachary Milligan-Pate, and Kelly Larabee; grandsons Sincere Milligan-Pate and Kieryn Milligan-Pate; sisters Louise and her husband, Ernst, Meredith and her husband, Mike, Katy and her husband, Steve, and Nancy Pate-Laird; and his former wife, Deborah Milligan.