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“May the God of all comfort give you comfort during this difficult time. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Theola Gray

“Clay: Darcy and I are heartbroken at the loss of our dear Billy and we send our deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We love you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: James and Drcy Esposito - Calgary, AB

“I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep the beloved family and friends in my prayers. Please keep in mind the comfort offered to us in God's word...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Clay:Both Ronald and I think of you and Bill as family. I can't believe he is gone...We will miss our brother Bill so much. He gave the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Debra Manning - Rancho Mirage, CA

“Dear Clay, We were deeply sadden to learn of Bill's passing. You and Bill were a joy to travel withand we will miss Bill sense of humor. We were...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: LOUIS THIBAULT - Palm Springs, CA

“Dear Terry - Words are inadequate at a time like this. You know how much I love Bill and you. May he rest in peace and may God send you graces to...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Mulherin - Chester Springs, PA

“Clay, I pray that God gives you comfort and peace, love you dearly! I miss him so much ! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl Camargo - CA

“My deepest sympathy to you, Ter, on your great loss. Bill was such a fun guy and he will be greatly missed by so many. You and he will be...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Clay, What a shock! I am so sorry to get this news in the paper today. When you have a moment, please write a note. It was such a...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Carl Nelson - Palm Desert, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Clayton and Bill's family. We remember Bill for his unfailing kindness and his wonderfully warm sense of humor. I...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Lutgen - Palm Springs, CA


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that our dear Bill has passed away. He was born to parents Emil and Helen Croce in Stockton, California. He married his life partner of 43 years Clay Brown on December 6, 2013. He was a Certified Shorthand Reporter for the Los Angeles Superior Court for 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Army as a Dental Officer. Bill is survived by his husband Clay Brown; his sister Betty Denning; and his extended friends and family. Bill had so many friends throughout Los Angeles, Palos Verdes, Stockton, and the desert whom he loved greatly. He loved and appreciated each one of them so much and treasured the love that they gave to him in return.
A Funeral Mass in Bill's honor will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Cathedral City.