William Albert “Bill” Radcliff, 80 of Marana, AZ, passed away May 3, 2018 in Arizona after a short bout with lung cancer.
Bill was born May 15, 1938 in Fostoria, Ohio, to the late Willard “Bill” Radcliff and Lucretica (Williams) Radcliff.
Bill married Doris (Brewer) Radcliff Brittan in April 1962. They divorced. He then married Sharon (Ferguson) Radcliff in 1980 and she preceded him in death.
Bill is survived by two brothers, Robert (Lynn) Radcliff of Florida and James (Cindy) Radcliff of Tiffin; three children, Teresa (Mike) Radcliff Wittel, Ronald Dale (Romana) Ferguson II and Carrie Lynne (Kevin Pinger) Ferguson; four grandchildren, Scott Wittel, Nicole Ferguson, Lenore Ferguson and Julie Ferguson; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Bill graduated from Ohio State then from Kansas State University with a degree in cereal chemistry in 1968 before working for Pillsbury as an assistant lab manager and then as director of quality assurance. He traveled extensively to many countries for Pillsbury, living in the Philippines for two years. He spent some time in Saudi Arabia where he helped with the startup of flour mills.
After retirement, he lived in South Dakota for two years, helping improve The Rhodes Frozen Bread. Later, he also helped with the improvement of the crust for Pizza Hut.
Bill was an avid stamp collector, which he started as a youth. He was a regular blood donor and plasma donor in his later years. While living in Arizona, he volunteered at many local organizations, such as Tucson Postal Museum for more than 18 years, local food banks, the Red Cross and the Santa Rita Exchange Club.
He was also on the review board for the area foster homes. Both Bill and Sharon hosted several exchange students during their marriage.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Santa Rita Exchange Club, 425 W. Paseo Redondo, Tucson, AZ 85701.