William Yale WILSON
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William Yale Wilson, "Yale", 86, artist; award-winning advertising creative; helped make Chicago a viable, permanent film and tv production center; avid outdoorsman; former Yellowstone forest ranger, cowboy, skeet-shooting instructor, and 22nd Ward Committeeman; U.S. Coast Guard WWII veteran; passed away July 11, 2013 at home in Chicago. Beloved husband and best friend of 46 years to Susan (nee Knox); loving father of William Y., Jr. (Kathleen), Nancy (Phil Smith), Julia (John Moreno), David (Carla), Michael, and Patrick (Daniel). Proud grandfather of six. Memorial service pending. Donations may be made to http://www.parkinson.org or www.lpzoo.org. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5085 or www.cremation-society.com.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 14, 2013.
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July 21, 2013
Yale was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him on a film in Florida. He gave me one of my first big opportunities. We all had a lot of fun blowing stuff up. He was a very good teacher and producer.
Ned Miller
July 19, 2013
I remember so many good times at Yale and Sue's. Great conversations, fantastic wine. There were also many skeet shooting outings, lunches, and dinners. Every time we were mesmerized with entertaining stories (including Rose the Monkey). Yale, you will be missed, your legacy and artwork will live on.
Doug Duty
July 19, 2013
Condolences to the Wilson family.Yale's biography is now represented on-line per AskART
Gene Meier
July 15, 2013
I will never forget the night I met you. I will miss you, my friend. Susan and family, you have my & Elena's deepest sympathies.
Tony Poulos
July 15, 2013
Hello Wilson family - so sorry to hear the sad news. I remember the hospitality, humor & good times when invited to Bill & Susan's place for Sun aft football & beverages (circa 1975) - Link Smith
July 14, 2013
Susan, so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. My sympathy to you and your family.
Chrys Arthur
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