William R. "Bill" Townsend, a well-known and well-liked elevator man in the Chicagoland area for many years, passed away on March 3 at age 85. A resident of Lombard, Illinois, Townsend owned Liftomatic Elevator Co., also of Lombard, which is one of the oldest independently owned and operated elevator businesses in the area. It was recently purchased by Townsend's daughter, Deborah Giuliano, who is among his survivors. Townsend is also survived by daughter, Michelle, and son, Bill; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association or the American Stroke Association.