Sad news. I had an English class with him Freshman year. He actually took over the class when another professor became ill. Very nice man. I didn't become passionate about Wordsworth, but what I do know about him, I learned from Prof. Butler.
I regret never being able to take a class with him, but I did have interaction with him as Department Chair and he was incredibly helpful, nice and a really great person. Sorry to hear that he passed too soon but Parkisnons is a bear and I hope he and his family are at peace and encouraged by all the kind words and thoughts regarding him and his life.