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November 30, 1924 - May 10, 2014 William Andrew Feathers "Bill" passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife, Sally, and surrounded by his family. Bill was raised in Wisconsin & at 15, moved to CA with family where he attended Inglewood High School & Santa Monica Jr. College. During WWll, he was a Naval officer serving in the Pacific. He then attended USC, graduating with a Business Degree & majored in architectural & urban planning. Later, he did graduate work at Columbia Univ. As a marketing pioneer in the design/construction industry, he was a founder of numerous real estate orientated organizations: Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), The Downtown Breakfast Club, LA Headquarters Assoc., Lox, Leads, & Bagels Networking Group, National Assoc. of Real Estate Executives, Orange County Development Forum, & Westside Urban Forum. Prior to opening Feathers Consulting Services in 1979, Bill served as VP of marketing to Welton Becket and Syska & Hennessy. He also served as chair of the executive committee of UCLA Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Planning Dean's Council . He was a Jonathan Club lifetime member. Tall, handsome, & bigger than life, Bill was highly personable, kind, compassionate, & extremely generous with his business knowledge. A man of humble beginnings, Bill's greatest desire was to help others succeed. He could go into a room of strangers & come out with a room full of friends. He enjoyed tennis and traveling the world, but he felt truly blessed being with the love of his life, Sally, his adoring wife of 35 years. He is also survived by loving daughter, Denise Feathers Dukoff [Michael Dukoff & Lauren Dukoff (Loucka)], & caring son, Victor Feathers (Robert, Catherine, & Elizabeth). A special thank you to Buena Vista Hospice & their compassionate staff. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to The League For Children, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles,CA 90007. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held Saturday, May 24, at noon at Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91357.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 16 to May 18, 2014
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