Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home

30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI


Wilbur Sinclair Chamberlin

November 28, 1922November 30, 2016

Wilbur (Bill) Sinclair Chamberlin (94) passed away peacefully at home in Madison Heights, Michigan on November 30, 2016. Born on November 28, 1922 to Percy and Isabel (Barkley) Chamberlin in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in Detroit, Bill attended Eastern High School. After graduating in 1940, Bill joined the CCC's in Munising, Michigan. After his brother Jack was captured in the Philippines, the three remaining brothers all enlisted and became pilots. Bill was a Naval Air pilot form 1942 - 1945. Bill attended Wayne State University, and started his long career in commercial Real Estate with G.S.A, National T, H.G. Woodruff and Detroit Mortgage & Reality, before becoming an independent Broker. Married to Lorraine (Knechtel) in 1950 and happily married for forty years, they enjoyed canoeing, potluck, bowling and dancing. Bill was a good golfer and a great singer!. Bill is survived by his children, Wil Chamberlin, Karl Chamberlin and Cindy (Pete) Chronowski. He has six grandchildren. Kyle, Caitlin and Crew Chamberlin and David, Jack and Roman Chronowski. He also has two great grandchildren, Max and Theo Chamberlin and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine and siblings Jack, Ruth King and Don. A memorial service will be held at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 West Long Lake Road in Troy, Michigan on Saturday December 10, 2016 at noon.


Wilbur Sinclair Chamberlin

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December 9, 2016

I always looked up to Mr. Chamberlin and many, many years later, I still do. He always presented as dignified, and refined. I looked forward to when he And Ms. Chamberlin would get together with my parents. He always made time to speak with me, and had a great sense of humor. I was very pleased my sons got to meet him back in 1998 at a family wedding. Wilbur, Karl Cindy and family, we are thinking of you, call on us if you need anything.

Bill and Lisa McHugh
Delanson, New York

Jill Sanvordenker

December 8, 2016

Rest In Peace, Uncle Bill. I will always remember you as my awesome fun uncle, always goofing around with us kids, and a lot of fun to be around. Such a caring and thoughtful person, you will live on in our hearts forever.

Pat Navarre

December 5, 2016

Best uncle ever!!! We have so many fond memories of growing up with my dad and his two brothers, their wives and our wild and crazy cousins! Wouldn't trade one minute!
Love you, Uncle Bill!

December 2, 2016

Wilbur, Cindy, Carl -
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our friendship with your parents and your Dad has spanned many decades. Always a great friend, Bill made us and others feel special in a personal and unique way. Also one of the most intelligent people we have had the pleasure to know. We will miss him dearly. Love to you all,

Bill and Muriel McHugh
Aiken, South Carolina

John an Bonnie

December 1, 2016

Mr. Chamberlin was a beautiful man. He was our neighbor for many years. He will be truley missed. God Bless his family in time of mourning. We love you all.