William Bourne Seixas
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May 30, 1921 - July 1 2013
Bill (Coach) passed peacefully after a brief illness at the age of 92. Born in New Jersey, Bill moved to California when he was six years old. He attended San Diego High School and achieved All CIF Status. Bill played football for USC and was named Most Inspirational Player. After college he was recruited by the Chicago Bears but instead chose to serve his country as a Gunnery Officer during WWII. A training accident in the Gulf of Mexico led to an injury and subsequent 4 year hospitalization. During his 28-year tenure at San Pedro High School he won a Marine League Championship in 1961 and inspired countless students to achieve their athletic and academic goals. Bill was named Honorary Canon by Episcopal Diocese in 2005 in recognition of his fundraising for the Episcopal Relief and Development. He was inducted into the San Pedro Sportswalk Hall of Fame in 2005, earning the Trani award for his contribution to local athletics. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane in 1993 and followed in death by his son James on July 15, 2013. Bill is survived by his current wife Irene, his children Michael Seixas of Israel, Carol Seixas and her husband David Ables, Tom Seixas, Kathleen Seixas-Greene and her husband Harold, John Seixas and his wife Franceli, his daughter in law Astrid Thangan (Seixas), six grandchildren, Kai, Axel, Harold Maile, Marcus, Hannah, and Kylie. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 2:00pm at Saint Peters Episcopal Church, 1648 West 9th St. San Pedro. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Episcopal Relief and Development. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 18, 2013