Margaret Williamina Zildjian
“Willi”
1929-2017

It is with deep, deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Margaret “Willi” Zildjian, the lifelong partner of our legendary founder and leader, RZ. Willi chose early morning Valentine’s Day to rejoin Bob, peacefully passing away in her sleep. Along with Bob, Willi was a tireless and dynamic force within the percussion industry, inspiring each of us in her beloved Sabian family to work harder, to reach farther and to make a difference.

We mourn Willi’s passing, and we will miss her for a long time to come. But we are better people for having known her and we are richer for having worked alongside her. We draw comfort from the knowledge that her spirit will live on in the music made by artists the world over.

Rest in peace, Willi.

Meus pêsames a família e que a história da marca se perpetue por todas as gerações seguintes - Júlio Vilela
My condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers of comfort to the Zildjian family. - Jeff Wetmore
Rest In Peace Willi . Thoughts and prayers for everyone in your family and at SaBiAn. - David I. Walsh
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Zildjan family. - Tom Taylor
My sincere apologies for such a great loss. I love my cymbals and the team I've met. They've only shown me the best. Willi take care and thanks for everything you've done. Sending my love and prayers to the family. - Ray Audette
My sympathies to the family I have Sabian Cymbals in each of my drum kits and feel for your loss - Paul Parker
Prayers for peace and understanding as well as joy for a well lived life. - Holloway's Music, Marion Holloway, Jr.
So honored to have had the privilege to have known Willi . She absolutely had the most beautiful soul that radiated love and acceptance. She had an elegant grace that set her apart, yet she never acted above anyone. I will miss her sweet smile, nice conversations and just her presence at the factory. Wishing the family my sincere condolences. - Joanne G
To Andy and Family, we send our sincere prayers and condolences as you grieve the loss of Willi. Her passing is difficult but we rejoice and celebrate the fullness of her life, and her profound contributions to your company and our industry. God bless you all in this time of sadness. - Jim & Nan Destafney, Blues Angel Music
My deepest condolences to Sally, Billy, Andy and all the entire Sabian Family. Mrs. and Mr. Persistence are together again and that should comfort all of us their fans and admirers of these wonderful couple. I'm more than Honored to play Sabian without Stop since I was an High School Kid in the 80's and one of my Dreams was to travel to the Sabian Factory and meet Bob, Willy, Sally, Billy, Andy and all the Great People like Mark Love, Allie Cougle, Dave Williams,etc. I Hope to do this one day soon and Feel 2 of the most influential people in my life Musically, Personally and Profesionally with their words of Wisdom, Endless Persistence and Empowerment. With Love and Respect: JOE - Joe ( Fishman) Ruiz