William Strowbridge

William Duane Strowbridge was born August 24, 1933, in Anderson, IN. He died March 11, 2022, at home in rural Oak Harbor, WA., of heart failure.

Bill was well-loved and was smart, ethical, generous, and compassionate. He married young and had six children. The family was transferred all over Illinois as Bill climbed the corporate ladder at Illinois Bell and then at IBM. In the late 60’s, he moved his family to the west coast and worked for Computer Sciences Corp. He ended his executive career as a vice president at Dataproducts Corp. of Woodland Hills, CA. He began a second career as a mortgage loan officer, which he continued after his move to Oak Harbor in 1994. He volunteered as a DAV driver to Seattle’s VA hospital, and then drove regularly for Whidbey Seatac Shuttle when it was getting started.

He was preceded in death by his younger sister and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara (Duncan) and ex-wife Joyce (Kobel) as well as children Larry (Cynthia), Nancy Burns (Byron), David, Patricia Reeves, Michael (Crystal), and Sarah Harrington. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bill liked Corvettes and country music. He fell in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and fulfilled his wish to end his days right here.

To leave messages or condolences for the Strowbridge family, please visit Bill’s Memory Wall at www.wallinfuneralhome.com under the Obituaries’ section.