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William M. Kaiser Jr.

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Kaiser Jr., William M.
Apr. 7, 1921 - Oct. 14, 2012
William M. Kaiser Jr. 91, Sarasota died October 14, 2012. He was born April 7, 1921 in Portland, Oregon brought up in Evanston, IL and lived in Milwaukee, WI and Winnetka, IL before coming to Sarasota in 1970. He was a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA and Brown University. Following three years in the Army special services he entered the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and received an M.B.A. degree. A certified public accountant, he was controller of Miehle-Goss-Dexter, Inc., a NYSE company, prior to its acquisition by Rockwell International Corp. In Sarasota he was treasurer of Coaxial Communications, Inc and then a partner in Arnold & Co. and Natherson & Co. CPA's.
He was a member of the American Institute of CPA's, Financial Executives International , and the Institute of Management Accountants and served on the board of the Florida Institute of CPA's and as president of its local chapter. He was a past president of the Siesta Key Association and the Ivy League Club, a trustee of the Ivy League Club Scholarship Fund, and was the first president of the Brown Club of Sarasota-Manatee. He was on the first board and treasurer of Historic Spanish Point, a board member of Fame Charities Inc. and treasurer of the Sarasota Personal Computer Users Group. An avid sailor, he was a member of the Field Club, a life member of the Sarasota Power Squadron and had served on the executive committee of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. He was also a member of the Fishermen's Club. Survivors include his loving wife, Joanie, a son, W. Martin Kaiser (Claudia) of Milwaukee, a daughter, Anne Kaiser (John Neff) of Silver Spring, MD, a step-son, Richard Wilson of Toronto, Canada, and a step-daughter, Susan Gilfix (R. Charles) of Peabody, MA and eight grandchildren. His first wife of 49 years, Barbara Kaiser, died in 1998.
Services will be on Friday, October 19 at 4 pm at St. Boniface Episcopal Church. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th St., Sarasota, FL 34237, or Sarasota Youth Sailing, P.O. Box 2706, Sarasota, FL 34230.

Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2012
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