A longtime resident of Santa Clara and Medford, Oregon, our beloved Bill passed peacefully [January 2, 2010] in Carmichael, CA. He proudly served our country in WWII as a member of the U.S. Marine Raiders. He was wounded in action in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific; he received a Purple Heart. Bill retired from Westinghouse Marine Division in Sunnyvale as a Manufacturing Engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie Otto, his second wife Donna Anderson, his sister Joyce Murray Drake, and his oldest daughter Leslie Martin. He leaves behind his brothers, Donald (San Jose) and Robert (Crescent City), his daughter Christine O’Keefe, his step-son Steven Hjerrild, 8 awesome grandchildren, 10 cute great-grandchildren, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. We will all miss him deeply. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.