Bill was born in Sargent, Nebraska, but moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school. He attend Occidental College and upon graduation Bill taught physical education at Gage Junior High School. While working full time he attended night classes at Loyola University School of Law, earning a JD degree in four years. After practicing law for a short time in Pasadena, Bill relocated his practice to Monrovia where, eventually, as a name partner in the firm of Patten, Faith & Sandford, he completed more than fifty-five years in the active practice of law.
While at Oxy Bill met Ruth Knudson, and they were married on August 23, 1942. Ruth passed away October 11, 2000, but Bill is survived by his sons, Eric (Martha) Faith & John Randall (Carol) Faith; his daughter, Shelley Faith, also by five grand children and ten great grand children.
Bill was an active and beloved member in his community, serving on the boards (and often as the chair) of many local organizations. These included United Way, Lions Club, Jaycees, YMCA, Foothill Bar Association and the Monrovia Rotary Club. He was for many years an active Elder in the Monrovia Presbyterian Church where he sang a beautiful tenor in the choir.
Bill died January 4, 2011 in Arcadia at the age of ninety.
A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 2:30 on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Monrovia First Presbyterian Church (corner of Myrtle and Foothill). In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the City of Hope or Occidental College.