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William Nalley

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NALLEY, WILLIAM "BILL" HOWARD of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away at The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on April 27, surrounded by his family. Bill was a fifth generation Washingtonian born to William Stanley Nalley and Paula Snyder Nalley on February 2, 1938. Bill graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and the University of Maryland. He had a distinguished career in truck safety, retiring from The U.S. Department of Transportation in 1995. He worked for American Trucking Association for two years and then established Nalley and Associates and worked as a consultant to trucking firms across the country until his retirement in 2007. Bill loved cars. During his lifetime he owned over 70 cars, many of them antiques. His favorites were his 1959 Austin Healey and the 1960 Minicooper that he drove from California to Maryland. Bill was an excellent photographer, dancer, home decorator, and gourmet cook. His bargain shopping was legendary with his friends. He was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club since 1984 and served on the Entertainment Committee for many years. A plaque at AYC recognizes Bill for founding the annual Car and Boat Show. Bill and his wife gave many parties at their Annapolis home located on the Naval Academy Golf Course. Bill loved cooking and preparing for these events. Their pool served as a setting for many fun celebrations. Bill loved attending USNA football games and the Annapolis Symphony. He also enjoyed travel to Europe and numerous cruises to New England and the Caribbean. Bill is survived by his wife, Patti, of 30 years; son; William Christopher Nalley and daughter; Laura Nalley; step children Matthew Strohm Evans III (Margaret Rose) and Meg Evans Hayden (Brad) and grandchildren Heather and Ali Coe; step grandchildren Matt IV, Bo and Peyton Evans, and Ryder and Josie Mae Hayden. He was looking forward to the birth of William Evans in August. His mother in law, Margaret B. Bell, also survives him. In addition he leaves behind his sisters Lois Zeller and Cathy Clopton (Bryan) and many nieces and nephews. He was formerly married to Judy Fallon. A celebration of Bill's life will be held in his honor at his home on Sunday, June 30, at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The "Bill Nalley Memorial" will be established to provide art and photography scholarships to children. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Capital on May 1, 2013
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