William Frank Danz|
William Frank (Bill) Danz passed away on December 10, 2012, a month before his 98th birthday. He was born in Seattle on January 22nd, 1915, to Jessie and John Danz. After graduating from Garfield High School, he attended the University of Washington, earning a degree in Accounting. Until 1952, Bill was head of the accounting department at Sterling Theatres Co., the business founded by his father. Later, he employed his entrepreneurial skills and purchased Georgetown Hardware and, then, founded Merchants' Finance Co., among other businesses. In December, 1959, Bill and Carolyn Blumenthal Taylor were married and soon after built their dream house in Madison Park, where they lived until moving to The Summit on First Hill. They were a close and loving couple, who often said or sang at special occasions, "Life is better the second time around." Carolyn preceded Bill in death just last March. Bill was a past president of Glendale Country Club, where he enjoyed bridge, golf, and many friendships for his entire adult life. When he saw his daughters, step-sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Bill always broke out with his famous big grin. Bill is survived by his daughters Barbara (Ted) Daniels, Carolee Danz, and Penny (Buzz) Coe and Carolyn's sons, Jim (Donna) Taylor and Ken (Cindy) Taylor. Between them, Bill and Carolyn had fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and one great-great. Bill was thrilled with all of them.
As Bill requested, there will be no funeral. He will be privately interred in the mausoleum at Hills of Eternity in Seattle.
A memorial will be held at a noon brunch on Sunday, January 27, at Glendale Country Club, Bellevue. The family suggests remembrances to The Kline Galland Foundation, Jewish Family Services, or a
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 16, 2012