On March 23, 1954 William Charles Fehon was born in Tallahassee, Florida to parents Jack and Peggy. Bill spent the majority of his childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, before attending the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania for high school. As a senior, he met his future wife Diane Morey. They wed in 1975 and now have five children: Aaron, Jason, Anders, Jeremy and Garrett. Bill has always enjoyed the outdoors, with fly fishing and bow hunting as two of his favorite activities. In fact, Bill helped found the United Bow Hunters of Pennsylvania and was the president of the organization for many years. In addition, he was an avid vegetable gardener, cook, and handyman. In the spring of 2009 he retired from 32 years of teaching human anatomy and biology at the Academy of the New Church.
At some point in Bill’s journey (sometime in the early 90s) he created the recipe for what is now Bill’s Best Original Organic BBQ Sauce. He started making it for his family and friends. The sweet and tangy flavor, combined with a mild kick appealed to everyone. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2009, Bill was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration and can no longer make his sauce. To honor him, his family has decided to sell his sauce and donate a portion of the profit to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Thank you so much for having interest in something that Bill was truly proud of!
The Fehon Family
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Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauces is a family run company.
Diane has spent most of her adult life being a wife, mother of five sons, and building her career in museum education at Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. As her sons grew, so did her responsibilities at the museum. Family and career were on a lock-step path.
In the midst of this, in the early 90s, Diane’s husband, Bill, created the recipe for what is now Bill’s Best Original BBQ Sauce. Then in 2009, Bill was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, called fronto-temporal degeneration, at age 55. The life they knew was forever changed; everything shifted repeatedly as his disease progressed. Working full-time and caring for her husband were Diane’s top priorities, requiring all of her time and energy. After 5 years, Diane made the tough decision to place Bill in a facility where he would get the level of care she could no longer provide. Soon after, she retired from her beloved museum to assist her son Jason with the budding business, manufacturing and selling Bill’s Best Organic BBQ sauces.