“We’ll remember Bill for his dedication to our program and to our participants over the past 4 years. His legacy is the numerous disabled veterans that he helped with their physical and emotional recovery through the Project Healing Waters program that he led. We will miss him and we will not forget him.”- Todd Desgrosseilliers, CEO Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
“Bill Cartwright loved Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and helping the disabled veterans that participated in our program. His contributions to the organization were tremendous and greatly appreciated. His support of the disabled veterans that we served was steadfast.” – David Folkerts, COO Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
William Henry Cartwright, 80, of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away November 1, 2016. He was born April 12, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. and was a son of the late William and Rose Kish Cartwright. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Barbara Knaack Cartwright.
Bill received his education from Northwestern University in Illinois where he was a quarterback on the football team. He served in the United States Army as a Captain in the Green Beret Unit and has been retired from his final career in the import and export business. Bill and Barbara moved to Harrisonburg and became members of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church. He was a passionate supporter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a program for disabled veterans, and Program Lead for the Shenandoah Valley chapter where he touched the lives of many of his fellow veterans. He was also active in Trout Unlimited including being President of both the Northern Virginia chapter and the Massanutten chapter over the years and was an ardent supporter of the Fish With a Member initiative.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016,at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Robert F. Humphrey officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Healing Waters, c/o Bob Holloway, 5305 Trevino Lane, McGaheysville, Va. 22840.