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William ‘Bill’ Addis

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012


WATSONVILLE — Bill Addis died peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was 83.

Born in Montebello, Mr. Addis moved to Calexico at the age of 4 and became fluent in Spanish. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and following his service to his country, worked for the U.S. Border Patrol. Transferring to the U.S. Customs Service, he retired as District Director with U.S. Customs following a career that spanned over 36 years in border safety. He moved to Santa Cruz County in 2006. Mr. Addis would often say his favorite pastime of all, was spending time with Kay, the love of his life and his beloved dog Michael.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kay Addis of Watsonville; daughter, Jennifer Martin Kindschi; son, William Moore of Henderson, Nev.; daughters and sons in-law, Kary and John Bagnall of Aptos, and Shan and Gabriele Cetorelli of Rome, Italy; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in law, John and Ginny Addis of San Diego, and his niece and nephew.

Mass will be on Nov. 16 at Resurrection Catholic Community (7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. In lieu of flowers contributions to Resurrection Church’s Youth Ministry are encouraged. If you would like to light a candle and share your thoughts and prayers, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com.

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