Wilbur (Bill) Sackett passed away at the age of 91 on
September 8, 2013. Bill was born in Washington D.C. on August 29, 1922. Bill's wife of over 64 years and the love of his life, Kaye Collins Sackett passed away exactly 33 months earlier. Bill graduated from U.C.L.A. in 1943, and soon after enlisted in the Army. He eventually was a Staff Sergeant stationed at Fort McArthur in San Pedro, where he met and later married Kaye on June 15, 1946. Bill was a CPA and retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1977 with over 31 years of service. Bill called Pasadena home for more than 70 of his years. Bill is survived by: his sister Jean Edgar; his three children: sons Bob (Diane) and Rick (Helen), daughter Pam; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-great- grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 28, 2013 at Mountain View Mortuary (2400 N. Fair Oaks AV, Pasadena). A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 or Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108, can be made.
Published in Pasadena Star-News from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2013