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William Gordon Maas

September 22, 1958 - June 28, 2023

William Gordon Maas, “Bill” (64), of Roanoke, Virginia passed away on Wednesday June 28th, 2023.

Bill was born on September 22nd 1958, in Martinsville, Virginia.

Bill enjoyed having family over for weekend cook outs by the pool. Bill loved traveling the world with his best friend and wife of 42 years, and enjoyed showing his children the places they had discovered together. He loved playing golf with his family and friends over the years. Bill enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes.

Bill is survived by his wife Patricia (Vaeth) Maas, his three children; Ethan Maas and wife Jess (Barber) Maas, Billy Maas, Emily (Maas) Bowles and husband, Brian Bowles, and his beloved grand-daughter Vivienne Bowles. His three sisters, Gayle Clingenpeel, Lorrie Maas and Jackie Maas. And dozens of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bill was predeceased by his grandparents, Gordon and Haseltine Byrd of Snow Creek and his mother, Shelby Maas.

Per Bills request no visitation or funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers or donations the family sincerely hopes that you reach out to your family and friends to spread the love and joy that Bill so freely gave us all.

Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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I’m so sorry to hear about Bill.When I was an electrical inspector I inspected many of his jobs and enjoyed working with him even when he worked on my pool I enjoyed talking with him. I pray for you and your family.

Posted by Chuck Grant on July 10, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Maas family. Bill was a wonderful person and touched many, many lives. We will miss his sense of humor and love for everyone. We will be praying for the entire family.

Posted by Ferman and Peggy Wertz on July 9, 2023

Ethan, Billy and Maas Family. Greatly saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. May you find comfort in all of the prayers and messages you receive in this time of loss….

Posted by David Jessee on July 7, 2023

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