wm bain

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William John Bain William John Bain, 90, died August 2, 2014, after a long and brave fight with Alzheimers. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Mae Bain, and his second wife, Elaine Fogarty Bain. He is survived by his son, William Phillips Bain; nephew, Patrick Sullivan; granddaughter, Danielle Bain; and step-children, Tommy Fogarty and Patty Stroh. Born and raised in Oakland, Bill terminated his education at U.C. Berkeley in order to serve his country in WWII as a Naval Intelligence Officer. After the war he returned to Oakland to help his widowed mother run the family creamery business. During this time he fought price fixing schemes and unfair trade practices in his industry and testified about such practices at a state legislative hearing. Eventually the dairy was sold and Bill spent the rest of his career as a sales manager for Carnation Milk and Ice Cream Company. As well as a long and successful career, Bill was also very involved in a variety of trade associations and social clubs. He achieved the level of 32nd degree Mason and did a great deal of charitable work within his lodge. One of Bill's greatest pleasures was visiting and enjoying Clearlake. He fell in love with Lake County after spending many wonderful summer vacations at Jago's Resort. Eventually he built a summer home on the lake where he spent happy days with his wife, Elaine, entertaining family and friends. He was also an avid golfer, and up until his late eighties played 3 days a week while living at Rossmoor. Of all Bill's passions in life, his family always came first. He lived well and exuded warmth, kindness and charm to everyone he met. Upon his death a wonderful human being left this world. A private family funeral service will be held in his honor at the Mountain View Mausoleum in Oakland. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.

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Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2014
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