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William Higgins


1920 - 2019
William Higgins Obituary
HIGGINS, William

98, reposed peacefully in the Lord from his home in Tucson, AZ, among loved ones on April 25, 2019.

Bill was born August 22, 1920 in Thomaston, CT. He was married to Mary Louise Trainer, of Philadelphia, PA for 35 years; they had many spiritual children. In addition, to Mary Lou, Bill is survived by several nieces and one nephew, Raymond L. (Rhonda) Keller Jr., Kathleen (Gordon) Kida, Mary Anne (Martin) Pino, Patricia (Robert) Davis, Elizabeth (Dennis) Barnes, and 17 great-nieces and nephews and 26 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Bill received his BS in Chemistry from John Carrol University in 1941.

He attended Case Western Reserve and received his MS in 1948. Bill

was a veteran of World War II. Bill had a very successful career at

Lubrizol, a multi-specialty corporation, where he worked from 1948 -

1988. His expertise in business, technology, entrepreneurship and

science led to the invention of 28 United States patents.

Services for Bill will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5150 N. Valley View Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718; Visitation from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Reception to honor Bill will take place at Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. Tucson, AZ 85718, immediately following interment.

In your charity, please have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for the happy repose of Bill's soul. We thank you in advance for this, as nothing would mean more to Bill than this Eternal Gift.

Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, Oro Valley, AZ.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star from May 2 to May 3, 2019
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