Clifford, William F. Of Chicago, IL passed away on December 9, 2016 at the age of 91. William was born to parents, William Clifford and Josephine Keating, on October 26, 1925 in Chicago, IL. He was an only child and graduated high school from Boys Town, NE. William organized the first Boys Town Alumni Chapter in Chicago and is a lifetime member of Boys Town. In 1944, he enlisted in the Naval Reserves and reached Second Class Seaman during WWII. In 1949, William took a position at the MWRD, working there for 59 years, until his retirement in 2008. He was a 60 year member of the AFL-CIO Local #9. William married Mary Prall in 1967, and the couple had three children. He is survived by his daughters, Shannon Catherine and Margaret Maureen; and his son Creighton John; three grandchildren, Aaron, Joshua, and Matilda Farkas. A memorial service will be held at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6471 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631 on Sunday, December 18, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Military Funeral with honors at 2:45 p.m. Cremated remains will be interred in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. The family is grateful for condolences but declines flowers and donations. Info: 773-774-3333.
Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 16, 2016.