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1936 - 2015 1936 - 2015 Bill Jan (Will) Reigle was born to William Allen and Fay Reigle in Los Angeles on May 8, 1936, and passed away on May 9, 2015. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Hollywood, received a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Arts from UC Santa Barbara, and a teaching credential from UCLA. He served two years in the U.S. Army in the early 1960's, and from 1963-1964, traveled through France, England, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Austria and Germany. Upon his return to California, he lived in Sausalito and worked on the design team in San Francisco that created the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. He then taught math at a junior high school in Richmond, CA. In 1967, he was hired by UCLA to be the installer of all the art exhibits at the Frederick Wight Art Gallery, where he worked for over 30 years before retiring. Will was an artist and master wood craftsman, creating beautiful wood sculptures and furniture that were exemplary in their detail and smoothness, as a result of Will's meticulous technique of sanding the wood's surface to the delicacy of a baby's skin. Will also collaborated with his younger brother, Jim, on the original concept and story for the 1984 science fiction feature "Android," the screenplay which was co-written by Jim. Will was a tall, lean, elegant and distinguished gentleman who was loved immensely by his family and friends. He is survived by his brother, Jim Reigle, his sister, Beth Pyle; his brother-in-law, Kurt Pyle; his nephews, Joachim Reigle, Miles Reigle, Chris Pyle and Brendan Pyle; his nieces Nora Reigle and Hilary Pyle (Reimers); his grand nephews Jonah Reigle, Noam Reigle and Adam Reimers; and his grand nieces, Melissa Pyle, Margot Reigle and MacKenzie Pyle.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 11, 2015
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