November 7, 1934 ~ February 11, 2021

Born in: Fremont, California
Resided in: Pleasanton, California

William A. Dark, Jr., 86, of Fremont and Pleasanton, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021.

William was born to William and Evelyn Dark in South Gate, California on November 7, 1934.  He grew up in Alhambra and Arcadia, California. After graduating from Alhambra High School, he served in the Army Security Agency from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Kenai, Alaska. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Whittier College.

William was a faithful and devoted husband to Anitra Blythe Haggard Dark for 61 years. He was steadfast and loving father to daughters Julie Dark (& Edward Ward) of Union City CA, Christi (& Jeff) Ferreira of Yuba City CA, Nancy (& Larry) Merriman of Anchorage, Alaska, and grandchildren Schuyler (& Melissa) Ferreira and Rhianna Merriman.

His charm and genuine spirit brought William success in a long career in the steel and wire industry in manufacturing, purchasing and sales.

After his wedding to Anitra in 1959, the couple lived in Arcadia, California. Following the birth of their third daughter in 1967, they moved to Fremont. William’s job transfer took the family to Houston Texas for five years, and they returned to their Fremont, CA home in 1985. In 2015, William and Anitra moved to Pleasanton, CA to enjoy retirement.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Centerville Presbyterian Church, Fremont, CA.

A Memorial Service will be held March 23 at Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont, CA. A virtual service will be hosted concurrently. Contact the family for more information.

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