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William Peter Baccala


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William Peter Baccala Obituary
December 20, 1933 - June 3, 2017 William Peter Baccala passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 3, 2017 at his home in Indio, California. Born on December 20, 1933 in San Rafael, California, Bill is survived by his wife Ruby, his daughter Brett Sowers (Tom), his son Robert Baccala, their mother, Jo-Nan Baccala, his three granddaughters, Nicole Sowers, Sophia Sowers, Isabella Baccala and his niece Diana Mason (Bill). Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army dutifully serving his country in the mid-1950s. After serving, he attended the University of California Berkeley, and then began his insurance career as an underwriter eventually holding executive positions within the Mission and Great American Insurance Companies. Later, he became an icon in the insurance industry by founding his own firm, Baccala & Shoop, and expanding it throughout the U.S. and Bermuda. Following his insurance career, Bill founded his own winery in Ukiah, California, and enjoyed many years of living in his native Northern California. Bill loved his family, walking and spoiling his numerous Doberman and German Shepard dogs, running the beach, playing golf, and cheering on his Cal Bears football team. His presence in our lives was a blessing and always filled with strength, wisdom, and love. He will be forever missed and cherished always. He will be interred on June 29, 2017 at 1pm at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 17 to June 18, 2017
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