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William Lewis Chadwell

December 12, 1928March 15, 2021

William (Bill) Lewis Chadwell, 92, of Falls Church, VA passed away at home on March 15, 2021 after a short illness. He was well cared for by Vitas Hospice.

Bill was born on December 12, 1928 to Gene and Mabel Chadwell in Dayton, OH. After graduating from Stanford High School in 1946, he enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. His division received a commendation for their excellent service. Bill attended college at the University of Kentucky when he returned home and earned an Electrical Engineering degree.

Bill met his future wife, Soula Margaritis, while studying at the University of Kentucky. They were married January 30, 1955. After graduation, he and Soula moved to the Washington DC suburbs where he worked for the Defense Department for 25 years. He enjoyed his retirement years, spending time in Florida and Ocean City, Md. He loved to golf and take his boat out fishing. His favorite first mate was his wife, Soula. Bill and Soula were lifelong fans of UK basketball.

Anyone who knew Bill knew that he was the most loving brother, father, uncle and husband a family could ask for. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Soula, three brothers, Paul, Genie, and Robert, and his sister Charlotte Young. He is survived by his sister, Caroline Lancaster and brother Lloyd Chadwell, his son Michael (Eveli) Chadwell, daughter Elaine (Denny) Matheny, four grandchildren, Grant (Nikki) Matheny, Blair (Neil) Bumgarner, Elise and Katelyn Chadwell, and three great grandchildren, Will, Elliot and Lennon.

The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers. There will be a graveside service with social distancing and masks at The Lexington Cemetery on April 9 at 3:00 pm. Murphy Funeral Home of Falls Church and Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington, KY are providing assistance to the family.

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Jennifer Zeger

March 27, 2021

In memory of William “Bill” Chadwell.....We met Bill when we moved into our condo at Bridgepoint II Condo Association in Ocean City, MD. He was our neighbor.and made us feel welcome. He was always kind and friendly to us and we greatly appreciated his thoughtfulness. He loved taking his boat out to fish. We would have some great chats sitting on our porches. We will miss Bill and his wonderful smile and laughter forever.
God bless Bill and his great family.💙☺️

Love,
Jimmy, Jenny, Julie & Tim Zeger
Bridgepoint II Condo Association
Ocean City, MD 21842


Jennifer Zeger

March 27, 2021

On behalf of Bridgepoint II Condo Association, Ocean City, MD, I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear friend, William (Bill) Chadwell. Bill was a long-time member and friend of everyone at our condos in Ocean City, Maryland. He was such a gentle and kind person. Bill will be greatly missed. We will carry his memory in our hearts forever. A very special thanks, also, to Bill for his service in the United States Air Force.❤️🇺🇸💙

God bless Bill and his family.

Jennifer Zeger, Secretary/Treasurer
Bridgepoint II Condo Association
Ocean City, MD 21842

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