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William Cardneaux

William "Bill" Cardneaux

Shreveport, LA - William "Bill" Cardneaux passed away on December 3, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's disease.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, at Osborn Funeral Home, Southern Avenue. Officiating will be Monsignor Carson LaCaze. An informal burial of the ashes will be held at a later date in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Bill worked his way through college while operating his own bookkeeping service. He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, and Centenary College in Shreveport, and had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He was the Comptroller for the Piggly Wiggly Warehouse from 1967 to 1975. Also in 1975 he began the first of 30 years of service with the City of Shreveport. Most recently, he was an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Finance. He was instrumental in the design of numerous payroll, pension and data processing systems, and received many glowing letters of appreciation for his work. He was a Notary for Caddo Parish, and served in several capacities on the Board of the Shreveport Federal Credit Union.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Cardino, and his brother, Cleveland Cardino, Jr. He is survived by his sisters, Anita White of Houston, Texas, and Sandra Zimmerman of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as numerous cousins.

Bill's sense of humor and penchant for playing practical jokes on his friends and co-workers was legendary. He was generous to a fault, and when there was a need, he never failed to give more than his share. He was a gourmet cook and enjoyed antiques, music, traveling and flower gardening. He loved the innocence of children and the beauty of art and nature.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of NurseCare in Shreveport for Bill's excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , at www.stjude.org, or 800-805-5856.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 9, 2012
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