William "Bill" Allen Gifford, Jr.

March 13, 1936 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 82)

William A. "Bill" Gifford Jr., age 82 of Evanston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Beloved husband of Carolyn, nee DeSwarte. Devoted father of Michael (Hillary) Beck-Gifford, David Gifford and Peter (Elizabeth) Gifford; loving grandfather of Galen, Shawn, and Eli;  proud great grandfather of Gemma, Gwennyth, Liam, and Josh; devoted brother of Jack (Marge) Gifford and Mary Gifford; loving brother-in-law of Alice DeSwarte Smith. Beloved by many cousins, nieces and a nephew. A graduate of Northwestern University, Bill was a CPA for more than fifty years and was active in the Illinois CPA Society. He served on the board of many charitable organizations in the Chicago area and beyond. Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 AM, at Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to McGaw YMCA (, SASI (, or JourneyCare ( Info, Evanston Funerl & Cremation, 847 866-8843, condolence and guestbook at

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