William “Bill” Julian: Funeral Services Will Be This Saturday
September 30, 2021
William “Bill” Julian proudly served as a City Commissioner and Vice Mayor for twelve years, bringing forth many agenda items, contributing toward the positive growth, in Hallandale Beach. He will leave behind a stellar record of public service, including: Membership in The Kiwanis Club Of Hallandale Beach, The Italian American Club, The American Legion Post 310 and as a public servant, to the residents who voted him into office.
Bill will be remembered, for his affable personality and indefatigable energy, volunteering and raising funds, for local charities. As an active Kiwanis Member, for over twenty years, Bill exhibited a style of leadership that others could emulate and always, conquering obstacles, without complaints. Bill raised tens of thousands of dollars, benefitting The Kiwanis Club Of Hallandale Beach, The Hallandale High School Key Club and The Hallandale Police Athletic and Activities League, through his Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser.
Bill could develop a simple idea, into a profitable fundraiser, by organizing the largest Cuban Sandwich and selling tickets to the event, complemented by music and prizes, covered by radio and television stations, as well as, the print media with all of the proceeds going to charity.
When Hurricane Wilma devastated South Florida in 2005, Bill could be seen handing out bags of sand to the community and joined a convoy of first responders from Hallandale Beach, transporting needed supplies to Mississippi and New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina.
One of my fondest memories with Bill was taking deserving children shopping at Christmas Time, at Walmart for, The Annual Shop With A Cop Event. Police Officers and volunteers would escort children, who were lucky enough to receive a gift card, entitling them to purchase video games or clothing.
One year, Bill chaperoned a family of three children, who all wanted bicycles, but the gift card limit was insufficient to cover the cost. Bill dipped into his pocket and made up the difference, including buying a safety helmet, for each child.
Hallandale Beach lost a true gentleman and a great role model and public servant. Rest In Peace, Bill Julian, you personify being a true American! Services will be held Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church 842 Blue Heron Drive in Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009.