William E. McFaddin July 17, 1950 - September 24, 2007 Born July 17, 1950, Bill was a life-long resident of the South Bay. He was a graduate of Gardena High School (1969) and obtained an Associates in Arts Degree in Engineering from Los Angeles Harbor College in 1973. He was a long-time employee of ConocoPhillips (and its predecessor, the Phillips Petroleum Company) in Long Beach. He enjoyed camping, fishing and paint-balling with his friends and family, but mostly Jake. Bill was a loving partner and father-figure. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Surviving are his longtime companion, Sandy Hobson and their daughter, Mariko Hobson; Travis and Jennifer Thomas, and their children, Jacob and Trenton; Jason A. Hobson (Doug Carlson); Shane and Sarah Warwick; Andrea Hobson (Abe Alfaro); sister Carolyn and Greg Dupre, and their children, Deann and Steve; and brother Joe McFaddin, all of the South Bay. He was predeceased by his parents, Jewel (Joe) and Marie (Cerutti) McFaddin of Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 29th at McMillian McCcormick Mortuary in Gardena. A viewing will be held at the same location on Friday, September 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

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  1. Bill was a happy and fun guy and I will sure miss him. He liked to eat and told me about his food file. He could always make me laugh. He loved his family and talked about them all the time. Doug Holloway

  2. At dinner, Christmas morning breakfast or just over the phone … no matter what the situation was, Bill would make you laugh. He was just that kind of person. He had a joke for everything. I will miss his stories about all the things he did to his mom, sister and brother (my grandma, my mom and uncle) growing up. I know that he will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but he will always be in our hearts.

  3. Here at Conoco Bill will be truely missed. I’ll never forget that time you caught that hugh white sea bass off of Palos Verdes, had a great time thanks.

  4. Bill was a great person to work with. I enjoyed the time that I had with him. He will be missed.

  5. I was a neighbor of Bill back in the high school days. I lived on 184 st. Gardena High ’69. Always enjoyed knowing Bill. Haven’t seen him since then, but never forgot him. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Pat

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