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William David Caddell


William David Caddell passed away peacefully on October 7th, 2018. He was surrounded by family and close friends in the final days and hours of his life.

He was born August 3rd, 1922, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Albert and Helen Caddell. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, attended public schools and Ohio State University. He was an ardent Buckeye fan and enjoyed the annual competition with his wife, Dottie, who was from Michigan. They were married in 1946 and began their 61 years together in Chicago, where Bill had started his own design business in 1944.

In 1953, Bill joined the Thomas A. Schutz Co., a display-advertising company in Chicago, where he became president in 1955 and retired in 1978. His work involved extensive travel, which often included San Francisco, where he literally “left his heart.”

The Caddell family, including their three sons, William, Scott and Craig, moved to their new home in Belvedere in 1963. Bill opened a Pacific Division of the company in Burlingame and commuted frequently to Chicago.

Bill became involved locally, owning a vinyard in Sonoma County, serving on the founding board of Big Brothers of Marin with two years as president, and as a Big Brother as well. He was a lifelong sailor and avid golfer, worked as an advertising model and served the International Executive Service Corps on an assignment to Colombia. Fraternally, he was a Freemason and a Shriner.

Between work and pleasure, Bill and Dottie were able to travel and enjoyed many bare-boating adventures with friends.

Bill and Dottie moved to a condo in Tiburon in 2000 and led a quiet life, enjoying their large family of three sons with wives and seven grandchildren until Dottie died in 2007. Bill continued on alone living in his condo. He has been a volunteer at Marin General Hospital since Dottie’s death, visiting with heart patients for Mended Hearts. He also filled his time playing golf, dominoes & bocce ball. In the latter years of his life he was fortunate enough to enjoy precious time with his two great-grandchildren.

Bill Caddell was blessed with a good full life, a loving wife and family, and a multitude of friends. Please, no contributions or memorials... just good memories and be Kind to one another.


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