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William Julius Radisch

William Julius Radisch

Male 1927 - 2012  (84 years)

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  • Name William Julius Radisch 
    Born 14 Jun 1927  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 2012  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34224  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2016 

    Father William Julius Radisch,   b. 20 Dec 1891, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1965, McHenry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Rosie Leipart,   b. 5 Oct 1896, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1941, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1919  Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patricia Ruth Stonham,   b. 14 Jan 1932, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2014, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1953  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F11024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Julius Radisch, Jr Birth: Jun. 14, 1927 Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA Death: Jan. 4, 2012 Raleigh Wake County North Carolina, USA Born on Flag Day, June 14, 1927, in Chicago, IL, to William Julius Radisch, Sr. and Dorothy Rosie Leipart Radisch. Although his mother died when he was 14, stepmother Lyda Kendig Radisch loved Bill and his sisters as her own. Bill was born in the family's southside Chicago home. Despite telling his children that he walked 10 miles to school in the snow, it turned out he lived across from his primary school, Altgeld. Upon his 1945 graduation from Harper High, he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1947. He attended Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, where he excelled in math and science and graduated in 1951. Bill then embarked on graduate studies in Physics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, but was recruited by a well-established corporation and a fledgling start up. Texas Instruments' loss was the Western Electric Company's gain. Over the course of his 35-year career with Western Electric and AT&T, Bill developed guidance systems for anti-ballistic missiles as part of the United States' and later NATO's missile defense systems. His work took him across the country and around the world, with moves to El Paso, TX; White Meadow Lake, NJ; Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; Winston-Salem and Kernersville, NC; and Lessenich, Germany. In addition, Bill's expertise also required extended trips to Saudi Arabia, and Sardinia, Italy. During his six months in Sardinia, Bill grew to appreciate the Italian isle's embrace of life. The experience, coupled with his 1988 retirement and the arrival of his first grandchild the following year, revealed a more relaxed side of him. Coworkers, friends and family valued Bill's intelligence, passion for politics, and quick wit. He was a problem-solver and knew how to do things right. Not given to wastefulness, Bill provided for his family and was an unparalleled in-home reference for all things. Bill was a founding and active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry, was a lay reader and treasurer. He also served on the Korner's Folly Board of Directors, volunteered with the Kernersville Little Theatre and with the Shepherd's Center of Kernersville, helping launch SeniorNet, and where he was a Board Member Emeritus, and was humbled to be a recipient of the Sonny Simpson Memorial. He was a proud member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He held a lifelong passion for photography and also enjoyed computers, genealogy, Laurel & Hardy comedies, and dry gin martinis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Louise Ender Lange, Shirley Radisch Lexow, and Jacqueline Radisch Riley. Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia S. Radisch, of the home; children Deborah Radisch and husband Andy Standen of Apex; William H. Radisch; and Rebekah Radisch and partner Gail Albergo of Durham; grandchildren Carolyn Penry of Columbia, SC, Kathryn Penry of Raleigh, and Malcolm Albergo-Radisch of Durham. Bill also leaves his godson, Glenn Weeks of Cary, along with many extended family members and friends. Burial: Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Kernersville Forsyth County North Carolina, USA Created by: pale saint Record added: Jan 10, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 83253656