82, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
Bill leaves his wife of 61 years, Barbara; his sons Don, Curt and Jay; his daughters-in-law Sandy, Nancy and Grace;
his grandchildren, Travis, Kari, Matt, Brian, Lauren, Amy and Kevin; their spouses Andrea, Jamie, Christa, Natalie
and Kevin; his great-grandchildren; Gavin, Ryder, Makenna, Michael, Jacob, Becker, Wyatt and Olivia; and his legacy
continues with two more great-grandchildren Connor Seth and Preston Helena who are due to be born this February.
Bill also leaves his many close friends; and the hundreds of other people he influenced in his life as an employer,
leader and friend.
After marrying the love of his life, Barbara, Bill joined the Air Force reserves and was deployed to Casablanca,
Africa. Upon his return home, Bill decided to ply his trade as a plumber in Los Angeles. He soon became employed
by L.Z. Brown and built a reputation as one of the premiere craftsman for the plumbing trade in Southern
California. In 1975, Bill and his dear friend Neal Muir opened their own company based out of Glendale; Muir-Chase
Plumbing. After 37 years this company continues to operate as strongly as ever with a reputation second to none,
forged by the influence of Bill and his partner Neal.
After retirement Bill took to his passions; golf, family and his faith. Bill was an avid golfer and spent many of
his best days playing golf at Chevy Chase Country Club and other courses around the world with his family and
friends. Bill loved his family more than anything and was a fixture at all family gatherings and was an
everlasting influence at the major points in his children and grandchildren's lives. Bill's faith in God helped
define his character.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday November 30 at 11:00am at Salem Lutheran Church, located at
1211 N. Brand Blvd., in Glendale. It will be here that his family, and the countless people he has touched, will
come to celebrate the life of a man that has left a truly amazing legacy.