William Robert Hilton Bill was born June 23, 1920 in Tyrone, New Mexico. He lived in Manhattan Beach and Torrance California for the past 65 years. Died from cancer on March 31, 2007. Bill leaves behind his three sons, Bill Jr, Don and Rick, two granddaughters, Alison and Courtney. A commercial fisherman out of San Pedro and Redondo Beach, Bill was known by many as not only an excellent fisherman and small boat builder, but also as a loyal friend to many. His ashes, along with those of his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Anne, will be put to sea off Manhattan Beach where together they will rest in peace.

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  1. Sorry to read of Bill’s passing. I have many memories over the last 45 years of our fishing, boat building and learning how to fish. He was a good man and good fisherman. He will always be in my heart. Sincerely, Ted Miller

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