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On Friday December 12,2014 Bill Schofield 78, passed away in his home with family at his side. Bill was the son of the late William and Velva who were local florists in the Chicago area. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Schofield,son : Bill Schofield Jr.,and his daughter; Shannon Schofield and 2 grandchildren from his son ;Francesca and William Schofield. His sister Carole Gibbs still lives in the Chicago area near her children and grandchildren. Bill went to Niles High School and attended Bradley University on a football scholarship .He was an entrepreneur in the pet food industry and his company in New Bedford,Ma. is still being operated by the family. Bill loved to play golf, cards, handball and fishing. Some have said Bill was the best there was at " Gin Rummy ". He was a Chicago man at heart and what he loved most about it was going to a great steakhouse with friends and family after a day at the club. He was beloved by many and acquired a lot of nicknames over the years from customers friends and family such as " Schoie ", "Willie", " Wild Bill, " Poppy Bill, " and " Bubba ". Bill will be missed by many. He was generous. He was funny. He was a giant, and a captain ! He was everyone's "Uncle Bill"! Fly like the wind Bill ! We will all be sharing funny stories and great memories of you for a long time .We will never forget you ! You were loved.....
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2014
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