William Jordan Chadwick

April 21, 1948March 5, 2018

Chadwick, William Jordan, April 21, 1948 – March 5, 2018. Loving father of Arielle, Chelsea and Kylie, beloved husband of Cheryl Marie Thomas, son of NHL Hall of Fame referee William “Big Whistle” Chadwick, who announced the New York Rangers hockey games and Mildred Jordan Chadwick, sister of Barbara Lee Chadwick, nephew of Alan and Doris Kassel, cousin to Bonnie Kassel, Kim Kassel Diethelm, and Kal Kassel, uncle to Matthew Chadwick Kolon and Jessica Beth Kolon Andrews and brother-in-law to Christine Hogan, Stanley Thomas, Martin Thomas, Thomas Thomas, Celeste Thomas and William Thomas.

He died on March 5th at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Bill was born in New York City and grew up in Westbury, Long Island, attending Westbury High School, St. Lawrence University and Vanderbilt University’s School of Law, where he received his law degree.

At the time of his death, Bill was president of Malibu Living his residential real estate company, partnering with COMPASS, the forward-thinking real estate/tech company based in New York. His vision was to blend technology and local community information with his unique knowledge of the real estate market.

Formerly, Bill was Managing Director of Chadwick Saylor & Co.; Chairman, CS Securities, Inc.; President, PSI Institutional Realty Advisors, a subsidiary of Public Storage Inc. and former Chairman and President, Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).

He was previously a partner at the law firm of Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, where he was a member of the Management Committee and Chairman of the Tax Department. He has served as Administrator for Pension and Welfare Benefits (ERISA), U.S. Department of Labor and received Special Achievement Awards at both departments.

Of Bill’s many accomplishments, he was most proud of the work he did in the revitalization of the Exposition Park and the California Science Center. He was appointed by former Governor Gray Davis in 1999 and again in 2003. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also appointed Bill for a third four-year term. The CSC Board elected him to serve as its Chairman for four terms (2002-2004 and 2007). He was a member of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and served as the Commission's President. Bill has served as a member of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission for the past 10 years.

A life-long athlete, Bill was an accomplished water skier, was a Hall of Fame athlete at St. Lawrence University for football, a booster of Pepperdine University’s Men’s Volleyball and an avid fan of the New York Yankees.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the California Science Center Foundation by calling (213) 744-2035. A celebration of life will be Saturday, April 7th, from 3-7 p.m. 6110 Merritt Drive, Malibu, CA.


7 April

Celebration of life

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

6110 Merritt Drive

6110 Merritt Drive
Malibu , CA 90265


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Michael Grosswendt

March 14, 2018

Bridget and I send our deepest condolences to you and the girls.
Bill was a huge inspiration to me and I was so blessed to have known and worked with him.
We are here for anything ever needed.
Peace to you and yours,

Larry Pena

March 14, 2018

Cheryl, this is Senior Officer Larry Pena from Exposition Park. It was just recently that I found out about Mr. Chadwick’s passing. I just wanted to say that he was our #1 supporter for our department. He would always make sure that we were looked after. In his busy life and constantly on schedule, he always said hello and listen to our concerns. He was a great man. I am sorely going to miss him. God bless you and the girls and let the lord pull you through. You are a very strong woman and so are your girls.. take care and much love. Larry Pena 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Cathy Cygan

March 13, 2018

Annie, Jack & I are sending you our love and prayers and are here if we can help in any way.
The Cygan Family

Bruce Megowan

March 13, 2018

Maureen and I want to let you know that our hearts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful daughters at this difficult time.
Bruce and Maureen Megowan