William "Bill" Totah '85 October 17, 2022 1:42 PM updated: October 17, 2022 1:47 PM
William Fred Totah
June 15, 1962 - July 11, 2022
William Fred “Billy” Totah, 60, of Buda, Texas passed away on July 11th, 2022. Bill was born in Victoria, Texas to Sam and Mary Totah on June 15th, 1962.
Bill grew up in Houston, Texas and played football at Bellaire High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, graduating early in 3 ½ years. Bill was by far the loudest and proudest member of the class of 1985 and was a diehard Aggie. Bill loved his years at Texas A&M and married his college sweetheart, Gina.
Bill’s first job was in Houston as a computer programmer. Sitting at a desk all day was not for Bill and he launched into the world of Sales where he excelled. For 20 years he worked for Identicard, Canon USA, and Ikon Office Solutions.
Bill fulfilled his dream of being a business owner and started Ultimate Imaging, a commercial printing company, in 2003. His wife, Gina, worked with him the entire time - although they kept their offices at the opposite ends of the building!
Bill will be remembered for his generosity, charm, and playfulness. In his free time, he loved the outdoors and to hunt, fish, and camp. He went on the trip of a lifetime (twice) to the Amazon to fish for Peacock Bass. He cherished his outdoor trips with his lifelong friends and was always the first to cannonball into whatever water was nearby. Bill had a soft spot for animals and over the years he and his family adopted a dozen rescue dogs, with Bill always wanting more! Most of all, Bill loved cooking for his friends and family. He could be found grilling and cooking up a new dish every weekend, always hoping to impress. A Bill Totah meal couldn’t begin without him first saying “Bless the cook!”...himself. Bill made friends wherever he went, with a personality as loud as his and a laugh to match it was hard not to. His favorite topic of conversation was no doubt bragging about his two daughters, though Aggie football was not far behind.
Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years Gina and daughters Michelle and Rachel, who all hope to hear him tell them “Hello, hello!” again one day. He is also survived by his father Sam, stepmother Nanci, brothers Ted (Laine) and Jimi (Terri) and sister Diana (Richard), along with numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A funeral service will be held at Santa Cruz Catholic Church on July 20th, 2022, at 10 a.m. with Father Jesse officiating.
Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, Texas is handling the funeral arrangements.