“A Magnificent Family Reunion As His Final Farewell”

Yesterday, family members, Niners kin and scores of NFL greats gathered at Stanford Memorial Church to undertake Bill Walsh’s final play call: his funeral.

Like so many well-executed game plans from his coaching career, Walsh’s funeral was pre-planned by the coaching great with great meticulousness and well, success.

Rather than recount the ceremony second-handedly and list off the myriad names of the “cavalcade of 49ers and NFL greats,” we’re just going to recommend that you read Nancy Gay’s touching recap.

Today at 11am, a public Bill Walsh Memorial Service will take place at Candlestick. Admission and parking are free; gates open at 10am. If you can’t make it, it will be broadcast on KRON and the NFL Network, as well as over the radio/internet (KNBR).

Nancy Gay On the NFL Remembering Bill Walsh: A fond farewell [SFGate]

[Photo courtesy: SFGate/Lacy Atkins]

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