William Eugene Caler
Aug 19, 1929 – Jan 28, 2017
We have lost a man who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend.
William Eugene Caler, known to most as Bill, died January 28, 2017 unexpectedly due to complications from falling at his home in Burien, WA. Thank you to emergency medical personnel and those at Highline Hospital who cared for him.
Bill was born August 19, 1929 in Sharon, PA to Wayne and Eula Caler and he grew up in New Wilmington, PA. He and his family always attended Presbyterian Churches, active and faithful participating members in each of their home towns. He loved God and his Savior.
Bill served our country stationed in England as part of the Air Force using his photography skills. After serving, he returned to New Wilmington to marry his high school sweetheart, Alice Felicia Frew. Bill and Alice had two children, Cindy (Leffel) and William Ernest Caler also known as Bill (1955-2005).
Bill’s engineering skills moved the family to Canoga Park, CA in 1956 where Bill worked at Rocketdyne in the space program until 1971.
Bill managed the Montgomery Wards Catalogue Store in Yreka, Ca from 1971-1973.
In 1973, Bill and Alice moved to Seattle, WA where Bill worked at Boeing until his retirement in 1988.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Eula Caler, and his son William Ernest Caler.
Bill is survived by his wife Alice F Caler; his daughter Cindy and her husband Jim Leffel of Birch Bay, WA; grandson Jeremy Leffel, wife Deena, and their children Talia, Martin, and Josee; granddaughter Kelly and her husband Aaron Tuski and their children Ian and Ana; grandson Randall Caler and his loving mom, Janet Caler.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please honor our country’s Veterans, spend time with your family, and express words of love and gestures of affection daily. The best parting words in the world to hear are “Oh I love you too.”
A private family memorial gathering to scatter Bill’s ashes will take place this summer per his wishes.
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