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William Stratton

Faria Beach, Ventura, California

1930 - 2014

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William (Bill) Stratton, 83, Faria Beach, VenturaThe world lost one of its most creative minds on August 20, 2014. Bill Stratton, aka Kahuna to his grandchildren, paddled out from his beach house one last time, with his children by his side, the sound of classical music in his ears and the...

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Hi Bill. Sorry to see you go. I'll not forget the stories about Stacy and Jack, in fact it makes chuckle right now to think of them. Miss you and those martinis I never had in Santa Barbara. Godspeed my friend and save me a martini for when I catch up to you.

I miss you every day Dad. Your humor, curiosity and zest for life are percolating in your grandchildren. Your spirit pervades the beach house still, even if the cigarette smoke, cat hair and dust have gone.
Love always, Squiryl

I am pleased I continued seeing and working with Billy Bob, yes he was a character. My best to his family.

So many memories of our times together. SW reunions, the plaza lights at Christmas,
trips to Virginia, DC, and California. You will be forever missed. Love to the family. Always, Julie

A sunset I think he would have appreciated.

I am glad I was able to assist him in completing his last project. My contact with him was a pleasure. My condolences to his surviving family and friends. I know he will be missed.

It was with great sadness I read of Bill's passing. It was such a pleasure to assist him in writing and editing three books. He was always asking for my feedback and complimenting my work. It was so very kind and thoughtful of him - something rarely done by others. He was a lot of fun and we agreed politically so had many long discussions about our favorite clowns in Washington and elsewhere. I will miss his wit and charm.

My condolences to his family. You were lucky to have...

I had the great pleasure and privilege of working with Bill many moons ago when we were on the staff of Vega$. Bill was a truly thoughtful, extremely talented writer, no doubt because he was such a positive, ever-curious, multi-faceted human being. His family has suffered a great loss, and so has the universe.

Dear Hall, Alicia and boys. I am so sorry to read of the passing of Hall's dad, Bill. I only knew and respected him as a terrific, protective "curmudgeon" of Faria and his environment, and always loved reading his letters to the editor, but am so much more impressed by reading of his accomplishments throughout his fascinating life. He will be missed. But how lucky you all were to have had these years with him. Judith/Julie Ward

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Stratton. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.