Bill DeKlavon Jr. was born and raised in the suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, called Greentree. He currently resides in south Florida with his wife, Patricia (formerly Patricia Scatteregia), who is also a Pittsburgh native. They have three children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Bill is retired but remains active in his church and in teaching children woodworking. He enjoys writing, cooking, and skydiving and is a member of JOS (Jumpers Over Seventy). He is one of the oldest jumpers in the area.