In Memory of



Obituary for William Saari

William Henry “Bill” Saari, 79, of Roanoke, Virginia passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Bill served in the U.S Navy and was an artist and teacher for more than 40 years.

He was passionate about producing art and inspiring creativity in others. Outside of art, he had a love for interesting conversation and meeting new people from both near and far.

Bill was many things: An artist, an adventurer, a storyteller, an ‘ambassador’ for Roanoke, and so much more. Most importantly, he was a kind human, a loving father, and a loyal friend.

A celebration of his life will be held in early 2023 with details to be announced on Facebook and