William (Bill) Joseph McCune
March 2, 1949 - July 8, 2013.
After his parents met in Oakland, Bill was born near Springfield, Missouri, where John and Gladys McCune went to start a farm. His family returned to California in 1951 and lived in Marysville until moving to the Napa Valley six years later.
Bill had a lifetime of hard work, much of it for social justice- union organizing, running a food bank and building affordable housing in Napa and Solano Counties. He had two good marriages, to Lauren Coodley of Napa, and then Michelle Starratt of Oakland. Four great children: Caitlin Vega and Nils McCune of Napa, Elliot and Sam Starratt-McCune of Oakland, and two grandsons: Oscar, 7, and Diego, 2, of Napa.
Memorial Services will be held at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland on Friday July 19th at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS) of Berkeley, a homeless services organization.
"Have fun and fight hard."