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Coad, William Bill J. passed away after a brief illness on August 9, 2014. Beloved husband and friend of 62 years to Dorothy (Doodie) Coad (nee Weinsberg); loving father of Wm. Dennis and Brian (Kathleen) Coad; doting grandfather of Ryan and Christopher Coad; dear brother of John (Maryanna) Coad, Margaret (Ray) Cicirelli and the late Nancy (Thomas) Sullivan; dear brother-inlaw of Victor Pierce and Carolyn Steffe; and loving uncle to many wonderful and caring nieces and nephews. Bill Coad was a graduate of St. Louis University High School (1949) and Washington University School of Mechanical Engineering (1957), where he received a degree in engineering and was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. Bill was a register Professional Engineer (P.E.) in 37 states and a life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Bill served his profession as president of the St. Louis chapter of ASHRAE and was elected the national president of ASHRAE from 2001 to 2002. As a consulting engineer, Bill was an officer and president of Charles J.R. McClure Engineering Associates Inc., where he specialized in HVAC systems for commercial building, educational and other institutions and mentored many colleagues over the years. He was president of Coad Engineering Enterprises Inc. and Coad Consulting at the time of his death. Bill loved teaching and was a respected Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University for 29 years. In 1992, Washington University School of Mechanical Engineering presented Bill with its Distinguished Alumnae Award. During his long professional and teaching career, Bill delivered many speeches and wrote hundreds of articles and columns for professional journals and magazines. He authored two books, including Energy Engineering and Management for Building Systems. For many years, he was a featured columnist for Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning, Fundamentals to Frontiers. Bill, a man of great energy and integrity, was a voracious reader, especially of history and biographies. He love tennis, skiing, foreign travel and a good party. Rest well Bill, after a life well lived. We will miss you and cherish your love and memory in our hearts. Services: Visitation on Mon. August 18, 3-8 p.m. at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd., with memorial service on Tues. August 19 at 1 p.m. Private interment Sunset Memorial Park. Bill appreciated flowers, or a donation may be made to St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, or Washington University School of Mechanical Engineering, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 13 to Aug. 17, 2014
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