William Ernest Taschek

January 8, 1928  to March 3, 2008

Bill, newspaper, young

William Ernest Taschek, flew on  high, March 3, 2008, after 80 years

of life and 57 years of marriage.   He was born in Seattle, Washington

on Jan. 8, 1928.  In 1945, he attended Navy preflight school, which

was the start of a lifelong interest  in aviation.  He later graduated from

the University of Washington.

In 1951, as newlyweds, Marilyn  and Bill moved to Van Nuys, Calif.,

where Bill worked for California  Central Airlines and they had their

two sons, Brandon and Brian. Later,  he was employed by Lockheed Air-

craft, where he worked for 29 years  and retired to the Rusty Pelican in


Loves of his life were his family,  building and sailing boats, getting

the bowl on the jack and viewing  sunsets and Anacapa Island. Visiting

homes in Oxnard you might find  people playing games that Bill had  
taught them and see many examples  
of his fine woodwork. Bill was an
inspiration and mentor to all, and  
his kind spirit will live on.

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Bill and Marilyn at the club

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