Bill Parry (1934-2006) died at the age of 72, at around 1am on Sunday 20 August, of cancer, exacerbated by MRSA. Bill was the first appointment in analysis at Warwick. He played a key role in the Mathematics Department, and was Chair of the Department for 2 years. The rapid rise of the Department's international reputation was due to many, among whom Bill featured prominently. His great mathematical achievements were recognised by his early election to the Royal Society and he attracted a number of outstanding PhD students. Bill became an Emeritus Professor of the University upon his retirement.