C. William Tarman Bill (C. William) Tarman passed away peacefully at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on November 5, 2011, one day before his 88th birthday and surrounded by the love of his family. He was the first of four sons born in Chicago, Illinois to Veronica Swickerath and C. Edgar Tarman. He graduated from Leo High School in Chicago and after serving in World War II, earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. Early in his career he served as president of Meiscon Corporation, a civil engineering division of Control Data. In 1971 he moved his family from Glen Ellyn, Illinois to Los Angeles to join Daniel Mann Johnson and Mendenhall (DMJM), eventually serving on their Board of Directors.. Among his many responsibilities, he was the coordinating point for the Chicago firms the company acquired, most notably serving as head of Chicago's Consor Townsend Envirodyne Engineers. He was a senior member of the first management team for AECOM, retiring as Senior Vice President. He spent his retirement years traveling the globe and enjoying so many different world cultures. He was married to Anne (Anneliese Balzweit) for forty happy years. They became proud parents to Christine, Linda, Marianne, and Jim, and delighted grandparents to Matthew, Emily, Christopher, Kelley, and Annie. He leaves behind his children and grandchildren, his dear brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Therese, and Larry and Pat, and his cherished friend and traveling companion of 23 years, Anne Bailey. This remarkable man will be greatly missed by those who knew him. A viewing will be held Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Rice Chapel and Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 17th at 11:00 am at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Interment will be at Green Hills Cemetery.

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  1. My dad, Bill Tarman, discovered his name was actually Charles William, not William Charles, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was never a “Charles” he was always “Bill” or “William” to family and friends. To paraphrase Ralph Kramden, he was “The Greatest”!

  2. Grandpa will be remembered as a gentleman to all who loved and encountered him. He was deeply kind, deeply loving, and a very charismatic man. I miss him very much. He was a model person- someone who left a wonderful and vivid impression on all he met- so in love with the world that it was hard for him to leave it. I’m so glad that he embraced and spread so much beauty while he was here.

  3. What an unforgettable smile! I don’t think Uncle Bill ever lost it. When I think of him, I will always hold on to that great memory. My Lord, not many people smile these days let alone smile while they talk. Uncle Bill was that person. He loved his life, he loved his family and he loved his friends….and it showed. We will miss you, Unc!

  4. What a lovely tribute to your dad. I laughed out loud when he was standing over the weeding, as that is one of my memories. But, who can forget the imaginative and famous magic carpet that we all looked forward to as kids. He lead a full and happy life, that he was lucky to share with all his loved ones. He was a good man. Love, Karen and Bill Santore

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