Johnstown – William Radford Failing, 71, died on March 7th, 2022 at the Nathan Littaur Hospital after losing a 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Bill was a 1971 graduate of Johnstown High School, and a graduate of Fulton Montgomery Community College, SUNY Oneonta, and SUNY Albany. He taught secondary English and remedial reading at various local High Schools as well as at the Tryon and Hale Creek Facilities. He was a fan of thoroughbred horse racing, and rock music, though he also possessed a spiritual side, and sought God’s comfort as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, New York. He leaves behind a brother, Terry Failing of Stone Arabia, and many cousins who live across New York State, and in Colorado, Florida, and California. Though Bill’s health placed many physical limitations upon his life, he never accepted them and was determined to live independently. Where other people would have accepted assisted living arrangements he insisted on remaining self-reliant. He traveled to Hawaii, and Maine, with his brother, and to Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans on his own. All who knew him will remember his fortitude in the face of immense hardship. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 54 West main street in Broadalbin at 11:00 am on April 16, 2022. Donations to the First Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers will be accepted.