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In memoriam: Bill Kocol was federal judge

Bill Kocol

The Honorable Judge William G. Kocol, an FFRF member, died Feb. 20 at age 71 with his husband Timothy Gajewski by his side at their home in Los Angeles.

Bill was born Nov. 5, 1948. With a law degree from University of Wisconsin, Bill was appointed a federal administrative law judge in 1992. Within the National Relations Labor Board, he defended the legal rights of union labor and the protection of workers. With over 40 years of distinguished service to the federal government, he retired in 2013. Bill and Tim were legally married in California in 2008.

His obituary in the Los Angeles Times requested that donations in lieu of flowers should be directed to FFRF.