William Ernest Addis

Funeral information

Home: Watsonville, CA Place of Birth: California
Date of Death: November 4, 2012 Birthdate: April 1, 1929
Age: 83


The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on November 16, 2012 in Aptos for Bill Addis who passed away peacefully on November 4, 2012 at the age of 83. Born in Montebello, California, Bill moved to Calexico, Arizona at the age of four and became fluent in Spanish. He joined the Navy at the age of seventeen and following his service to his country, worked for the U.S. Border Patrol. Transferring to the U.S. Customs Service, Bill retired as District Director with U.S. Customs following a career that spanned over 36 years in border safety. He moved to Santa Cruz County in 2006 to be near his family. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel. Bill would often say his favorite pastime of all, was spending time with Kay, the love of his life and his beloved dog Michael.
He leaves his wife of 49 years Kay Addis of Watsonville, his daughter Jennifer Martin Kindschi and her children, Paul, Roger, and Camille all of San Diego; his son, William Moore of Henderson, Nevada; his daughters and sons in-law, Kary and John Bagnall of Aptos, and Shan and Gabriele Cetorelli of Rome, Italy. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren: Arianna d'Ecclesia of Rome, Alessia Dassum of Ecuador, Megan Bagnall of San Diego, Morgan Bagnall of Aptos; great grandchildren: Alessandro, Elle and Leone Dassum all of Ecuador; brother and sister in law, John and Ginny Addis of San Diego, and his niece and nephew, Mike and Paula Lyons of Prescott, Arizona. The family would like to especially thank the caregivers at Country Villa West in Watsonville, for their kindness and friendship that was extended to Bill and his family.
Mass will be on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Resurrection Catholic Community (7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA.) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. In lieu of flowers contributions to Resurrection Church's Youth Ministry are encouraged.