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William Burrows


1918 - 2013
William Burrows Obituary
Burrows, William SAN DIEGO -- Born in 1918, Bill Burrows grew up from the age of 4 in Coronado, in a loving family with 7 brothers and sisters. He and his brother Percy went to Redlands University on football scholarships. It was at Redlands that Bill met the love of his life, Shirley Hubbard. After serving in World War II, Bill set up home with her back in San Diego. Besides being a great family man, Bill was a beloved teacher, coach and principal. He taught at a number of San Diego Schools for over 40 years, including many years coaching at San Diego High, and retiring as principal at Clairemont High. Everywhere he went former students would come up to him and say hello. Bill was very involved with the Downtown Lions Club for over 30 years, and he loved to play golf and watch the Chargers and Padres. But his greatest skill and joy was being the patriarch of his family. Bill is survived by his sons Bill Jr., Lloyd, Clark and Gregg as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that all love and miss him very much.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Oct. 6, 2013
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