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William Joseph Chase


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Joseph Chase Obituary
William Joseph Chase

William (Bill) passed away June 4, 2014 in Stanwood at the age of 85. He was born March 16, 1929 in Seattle WA, the son of Charles and Florence Chase. William graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1947 and the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1950. He enjoyed a very successful career as a civil and structural engineer and was the President and CEO of Hill, Ingman, and Chase & Co., Consulting Engineers, and of its successor firm, URS Co. from 1960-1982. He also served on the board of numerous companies including Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan (precursor to Washington Mutual Bank) and civic organizations including the Seattle Opera. He was a long standing member of the Young Presidents Organization and Rotary International. He was active in his community and church in Seattle and Camano Island. William married Jeanette Moyle in 1950 and together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until her passing in 2010. William is survived by his children Barbara (Les) Peterson, James (Jeanie) Chase, and Richard Chase along with 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. There will be a private graveside service Friday, June 13th, at 3pm and will be conducted at Evergreen Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Ave N., Seattle. Arrangements by Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home. More details about William's life story along with memories can be found on http://www.washelli.com. The family asks that remembrances be made to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance or tsalliance.org.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 8 to June 11, 2014
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