William R. Dachille Sr., a retired insurance executive who owned a Baltimore County liquor store, died Monday of heart failure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 88.
William Robert Dachille Sr. was born and raised in Baltimore. He attended City College and enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was discharged the next year after the death of his father, and he returned to Baltimore.
Mr. Dachille spent more than 40 years in the insurance business and during his career worked for Monumental Life, Chesapeake Life Insurance Co., Western Life Insurance and the St. Paul Companies Inc.
He retired in the mid-1980s. In the 1970s, he purchased Sherwood Hill Liquor Store in Cockeysville, which he owned and was managing at the time of his death.
The longtime Timonium resident, who had moved to the Mercy Ridge retirement community this month, was an avid golfer. He was a charter member of Eagles Nest, which is the home in Phoenix, Baltimore County, of the Towson Golf & Country Club.
Mr. Dachille also liked to act in amateur theatricals and was a coin collector. He was a member of the Timonium Optimist Club.
His wife of many years, the former Clara Cecelia Jaromin, died in 1996.
Mr. Dachille was a communicant of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Roman Catholic Church, where he was a lector and usher.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at his church, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium.
Surviving are three sons, William R. Dachille Jr. of Cockeysville, Timothy A. Dachille of Phoenix, Baltimore County, and Kevin J. Dachille of Hingham, Mass.; a daughter, Maria E. Meyers of Lutherville; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun