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William Maybrook

August 6, 1933 — January 22, 2012

William Maybrook

William Maybrook of Tampa, FL passed away on Sunday, January 22, at home with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Sam (Sharon) Maybrook; loving father of Andrew of Washington, DC, and Jonathan (Emelie) of Las Vegas, NV, proud PapaBill of Coby and Dawson; dear brother of Ruth Potasky and caring uncle of Joni Potasky of Phoenix, AZ; devoted son of the late Harry and Babe; wonderful step-father of Kristin (Paul) Scalpelli of Plainfield, IL, Michelle (Evan) Kaufman of Tampa, FL, and proud step-PapaBill to Samantha, Matthew and Michael; caring brother-in-law of Diana (Dr. Art) Costin and son-in-law of Lois Ashworth all of Bellefontaine, OH. And Bill was a cherished friend to many. Bill had a heart of gold and was known for his kindness, compassion, style, sweet smile, and dry sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and stepdad who inspired those around him as a mensch through his caring and unconditional love. Born Aug 6, 1933, in Chicago, Bill graduated from U. of Illinois and was a member of the ZBT fraternity, maintaining close friendship with his fraternity brothers throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Navy before starting a family and career in Chicago. Bill was highly respected in the home building profession for his dedication to quality and innovation as sales and marketing manager for Lexington Homes and Concord Homes. He was past president of the Greater Chicago Homebuilders Association and recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. He and Sam retired to Florida in 1998 where they met many new friends. He devoted time and care to the Cafe of Life food bank in Bonita Springs and to The Literary Council of Collier County. He loved fishing, boating, playing golf and keeping up on current events. Guests at Bill and Sam's dinner parties learned to make their own drinks, as Bill was a master of the art of conversation and would forget his bartender duties. He loved everyone he met and was truly interested in their lives. He also inspired those around him with his dignity and courage. Even when facing debilitating ALS, he never complained and always stressed the "need to look forward and live life" and proved it by taking classes at local colleges to the very end. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) or CafAC. of Life (www.cafeoflife.org). A special thank you to nurses Macaulay, Carla, and Nancy of Life Path Hospice, and to Reiko Chamberlin and Amanda Tyler for their compassionate care.

On Thurs, Jan 26, 12 noon, a memorial service will be held at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa 33602, and the family will receive friends at a reception following the service until 2pm.

On Sun, Jan 29, 4pm, a memorial service will be held at the Aqua Condominiums, 225 N. Columbus Dr, Chicago 60601, and the family will receive friends at a reception following the service until 6pm.


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