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In loving memory.
Date of Birth February 23, 1944
Date of Passing March 24, 2019
William Blair Philbrick
from Healdsburg, California, United States
William Blair Philbrick, known by his friends and family as "Bill", of Healdsburg, CA passed away on March 24th, 2019 at the age of 75.
Bill was born in Souix Falls, South Dakota on February 23, 1944 to Isabelle and Blair Philbrick. While growing up in South Dakota with his younger sister, Bonnie, he vacationed in Redwood Falls, Minnesota and La Cross, Wisconsin. Bill attended and graduated from Washington High School in Souix Falls. As a summer job, Bill was active as a lifeguard and developed a lifelong love of swimming.
After high school, he attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1962 to 1964. After leaving the academy in 1964, he was active with the U. S. Naval Reserve until being Honorably Discharged in 1968. Bill also attended and graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
Bill was married to his first wife, Joan Crusco in 1967 and remarried to Paula Kelly in 1979.
Bill was a Civil Engineer and worked at Guy F. Atkinson Construction and the City of Novato as a Maintenance Supervisor. After retirement, Bill was actively volunteering with Canine Companions for Independence and attended meetings with a local Multiple Sclerosis society.
Bill is survived by and leaves as his legacy four children: Stacy Townsend (Scott Townsend), David Philbrick, Jonathan Philbrick (Heather Philbrick), and Matthew Philbrick (Michelle Philbrick). His children remember him as a loving father. Bill is also survived by his sister Bonnie Olson (Dennis Olson) and his four grandchildren: Jessica, Scott, Hadley and Luke.
A memorial service will be held at Daniels Chapel of the Roses on Saturday April 6th at 2:00 pm.
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