William Hutton

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William "Bill" Paul Hutton: In the early morning hours of February 14, 2015, Bill Hutton passed away peacefully in his sleep due to complications from a chronic heart condition at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He was 57 years old. Bill Hutton was born August 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA to Robert and Mary Hutton. Bill was a proud fifth-generation Californian and a USC Trojan. In his time at the University of Southern California, Bill's involvement with the USC Trojan Marching Band earned him two Grammy awards. He also won the 1978 College World Series as manager for the USC baseball team. He loved to attend USC football games whether the team was winning or losing (though he certainly preferred winning). Bill loved to travel; his favorite destinations were Hawaii and California historical landmarks. His other passions included cooking, Irish whiskey, and his 1977 Harley Davidson Shovelhead motorcycle. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Mary; his uncles Vincent and William Murphy and his beloved labrador retriever, Mo. He is survived by his children, Kate and Mike and a large and loving extended family, including his aunts Shirley and Patricia Murphy and cousins Chris, Stephen, Andrea, Roy, and Neil. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association. Gravesite and memorial will be located at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach, California.

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  1. Dear Bill and extended Hutton and Mahoney families, we remember our friend Bill as one of our longest held friendships going back 40 years. We remember Bill for his wittiness, sense of fun, and our shared history. We are sorry that he went to soon, but he will live in our hearts. Louise Hitchcock and Brian O’Neill

  2. Dear Mike and Kate and other family members of Bill, I am so sorry to hear that Bill is no longer with us. Although he was in the other class, we were in the same grade at St. Catherine Laboure and we also attended Bishop Montgomery High School together (Class of ’75). I was looking forward to seeing Bill at the BMHS Class of ’75 high school reunion this July, and was posting a message on Facebook regarding this reunion when another BMHS classmate informed all of us that Bill has passed. We will all miss Bill, especially after so many stories were shared on Facebook within minutes of this news about fun times people had with Bill in high school. He was well regarded, of course, and we will honor his memory at this reunion, and all those that may follow.

  3. To the Huttons,
    Sorry for my belated response as I just found out today about the passing of Bill. “Hut” and I went through the same grade school, high school and University together. Bill was a vital part of our Championship Baseball teams at USC and was always a good friend with a tremendous amount of stability. I observed him in numerous stressful situations and was always amazed about the peace, purpose and poise he maintained.
    “Hut” and I had many great, comforting, conversations during our USC road trips. I will always value his judgment and sincerity. His parents, spouse and children are lucky to call him family.
    May God rest his soul,
    Bill Bordley

  4. Miss you Bill. You were always a good friend and life was always more interesting and hillarious when you were around. Whether it was working in the same office, grabbing lunch, or simply chatting on the phone. You had a very powerful presence that would let everyone around you know that you were there and you were not taking any of their crap. I feel you have visited me a few times and I appreciate that my friend. It is hard to deal with life’s idiots without knowing you are in my corner.

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