Obituary: Dr. William "Bill" R. Shertzer

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dr. William “Bill” R. Shertzer, retired Shoreline Schools administrator, passed away from a stroke on June 22 at age 86.  

Bill was born December 8, 1925 in Tacoma and he served in the Air Force during WWII.  He attended Seattle U. and earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Columbia University.  

During his career with Shoreline Schools, he taught 6th grade, was the first principal of Hillwood Elementary from 1955 to 1959, the first principal at Brookside Elementary from 1959 to 1961, and later became assistant superintendent in charge of personnel.  He was well known and highly regarded in the community.  

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristi (age 13) and is survived by another daughter Kathryn and his loving wife, of 64 years, Phyllis.  A memorial service will be held at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE, on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to a charitable organization of your choice.


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