BOTTLE W. A. "BILL" age 89, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. He was born August 24, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of W.A. Bottle Sr. and Ada M. Bottle. On January 11, 1944 he married Betty Aline Jones who preceded him in death March 26, 1997. Bill was a flight instructor during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He served at many Army Air Corp and Air Force Bases thru the Occupation Forces in Germany after WWII. He continued flying throughout his life. Prior to retirement he was a manufacturers representative with his father selling automotive aftermarket parts and supplies "W. A. Bottle Sales Co.". During his retirement he became active with the Civil Air Patrol in Boca Raton, Florida attaining the rank of Major. Flying and golf were the highlights of his life. He is survived by his companion Vida (Betty) Diener; his children Robert Bottle, Barbara Gallagher, Leslie Garten and Linda Yamarino; his grandchildren, Tammy Rozenberg, Tim and Troy Bottle, Bobbi DeWater, Karen Kozerski and Susan Cathcart, Paul and Ben Garten, Shawn, Diana and Joli Yamarino, and 16 great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth.
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