Bill was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, where attended public schools and graduated from Stowe High School. Following graduation, he served in the United States Navy with the Seabees. In July 1956, he married the former Ellie Tankosh.
He came to the D.C. area in 1965 to join the Metropolitan Police Department where he served the Fifth District until his retirement in 1988 as a Detective Sergeant. In April 1978, he was officially commended by the Chief of Police for heroism after leading the rescue of 90 senior-citizens during an apartment building fire.
Brother Miskovic was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Anacostia Lodge No. 21 on December 19, 1966. He served as that Lodge’s Master in 1974, and Lodge Trustee from 1975 to 1984.
Illustrious Brother Miskovic was also a 33°, Inspector General Honorary in the D.C. Scottish Rite, where he served as Commander of Robert de Bruce Council of Kadosh in 1984. He was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Anacostia-LaFayette Chapter No. 5, advanced to Royal and Select Master in Zabud Council No. 4 and knighted a Templar in Potomac Commandery No. 3. He was a Noble of the Mystic Shrine in Almas Temple and served as its Potentate in 1991.
His many other Masonic affiliations include: Convass B. Dean Memorial Lodge where he served as Master in 1980; Capital Forest No. 104, Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America, where he has served as Trustee; St. Simeon Stylites Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; The Royal Order of Scotland; Maryland Council No. 9, Knight Masons; High Twelve Club No. 576; The National Sojourners; The York Rite College of Maryland; Old Line Council, Allied Masonic Degrees; and Electra Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star. He also served as Chairman of the Advisory Council of Anacostia Chapter, Order of DeMolay. In 1981 he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay.
Most Worshipful Brother Miskovic is survived by his wife, Ellie and their two sons. And he will be remembered forever by the lives he touched as a pillar of his community.
A Masonic funeral ceremony was held November 13 at Lee Funeral Home in Little River, South Carolina.