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Our dear friend, Bill Corliss, age 49, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006, from injuries sustained in a cycling accident. He was born Nov. 17, 1956, the son of William R. and Jessie Friday Corliss. Bill grew up in Farmington, Mich. On Nov. 29, 2003, Bill married his longtime soul mate, Deb Kirby, in Park City.

Bill graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. His life’s work was spent in one of his passions, the bicycling industry, most recently as director of electronics development for Bell Sports.

He is survived by his wife, Deb; son, Jordan; parents, Bill and Jessie; two brothers: Steven (Sandra) and Gregory (Edna); brother-in-law, Bob (Allison) Kirby; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bill Corliss Bicycle Advocacy Fund. An account in Bill’s name has been set up at Frontier Bank, 1245 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, Utah 84060.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main St., Heber City. Funeral services will begin on Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m., at the Park City Community Church, 4501 No. S.R. 224, Park City (behind Park City Nursery).

Bill’s teammates have organized a ride, following the funeral services on Thursday, from the church to Park City’s Main Street.