Dr. Bill Myers — a significant presence in the chemistry department at the University of Richmond for 43 years — retired in spring 2016 — left this world last week.

I thank you for your thoughtful questions during my interview, your enthusiastic welcoming email when I decided to take the job, the informative and historical walk across campus to register for the gym in my first week, your invitation to my first UR/VCU basketball game, your loving spirit for the education of our students, your leadership in the department and university, and your friendship.

We will miss you.