Walter William Ethier, III, (Bill) of El Segundo, passed away February 3, 2023 at home surrounded by hisloving family. He was 74. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Michele “Mickie” (Maciupa) Ethier; theycelebrated their 50 th anniversary January 13 th .As a child Bill’s family moved frequently, as Bill’s father was promoted, it meant a move, subsequently,Bill grew up in Chatham, NJ, Atlanta, GA, and in 1965 settling in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated high schoolfrom Delbarton School, received a BS in Industrial Management from Villanova University, a Post-baccalaureate degree at University of Pittsburgh (where he met his wife in Chem 11), and an MBA inManagement (Honors) from University of Southern California.In 1973, after a 2 week journey of “parks and relative hopping,” Bill and Mickie arrived in SouthernCalifornia; it was October-sunny, warm and beautiful. Folks were running around in their shirt sleeves,Bill said he really wanted to stay and not go back to Pittsburgh, where you had to dig the car out fromunder the snow every day to go to work. This was the beginning of their life in sunny California.Bill was hired by Gillette Co, Papermate Division as a Production Planner and left 12 years later asPlanning/Production Manager. From there he entered the world of software as the Operations Managerfor Monogram Software, then onto Promotions Distributor Services as their General Manager. He foundPeter Norton Computing, Inc. working as their Director of Operations, then moved to San Luis Obispowith Xtree Company as VP of Operations commuting home on the weekends, from there he went on toCentral Point Software in Beaverton, OR as the Director of Operations and Manufacturing; finally endinghis software career back in Marina del Rey with Quarterdeck Corp as the Vice President of WorldwideOperations. He was a well liked and respected member of each team known for his leadership skills andproblem solving. Bill consulted for a couple of years and then worked as a General Contractor. He tookhandyman his skills with him to support Mickie as she volunteered at the El Segundo Women’s Club,installing racks, hanging lights, fixing plumbing issues, creating new storage areas and building newwalls. Bill loved working around the house and “doing stuff,” rarely was he idle.Bill was the epitome of patience, generosity, kindness and strength. Bill was a “hands on dad,” hewelcomed feeding, changing, and bathing his children. He would stay up all night caring for his girls orgrandchildren whether they had fevers, stomach bug or nightmares, he was right by their side. Heplayed an active part of their sports experiences and was there to help with homework as needed. Billprioritized and was devoted to his family. He coached his girls’ softball teams, was an avid fan at everysoccer game, track meet and cross country invitational. He made sure they were prepared for their GirlScout events. Bill helped with the daunting class projects, making the long treks for an in-personexperience for the research, including a family road trip to Santa Barbara for a mission project.Bill loved fixing things around the house, his daughter’s Jennifer and Danielle kept him busy with their“daddy do” list for when he came to visit. Bill travelled often to spend weeks and months at hisdaughter’s homes to help finish projects around the house and spend time with his grandchildren. Noproject was too big, even helping their wonderful neighbors. Bill was extremely innovative, a problemsolver, using the materials and tools on hand to fix anything, even going as far as to jury-rig appliancesto get a few more years out of them. He always found a solution, he just had to find the right path. Bill’s strength was tested with the diagnosis of an aggressive metastatic prostate cancer. He spent thelast three years fighting an arduous battle while retaining his strong will to continue. Bill was fightinguntil the end trying every last treatment to stay here with his family. He finally succumbed to his call home, he will be forever missed and remembered for his love, perseverance and generosity of spirit andkindness.Bill will be remembered as the loving father of his two daughters Jennifer Abbott (Justin) and DanielleGreenleaf (Patrick), the doting grandfather of his six beautiful grandchildren Harper, Hudson, Erik,Joshua, Hayden and Audrey, the cherished son of the late Walter William Ethier, Jr. and the lateWinifred (Land) Ethier. He is survived by his dear sister Mary Theresa Ethier (Paul) of FL, his devotedyounger brothers Michael (Elaine) of NC, James (Mercene) of MA, David of San Francisco, and manynieces, nephews and cousins.A funeral mass will be held on March 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. In Bill’s honorthe rosary will be said before mass at 10:30am and all are welcome. A celebration of life will follow atthe El Segundo Women’s Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to ProstateCancer Research-pcf.org, National Forest Foundation-nationalforests.org or Penny Pines throughNational Garden Clubs-gardenclub.org.