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William W. Wadman III

November 13, 1936 to February 22, 2014 -


William W. Wadman III died Feb. 22, 2014.

He was born in Oakland, Calif. to William Wood and Lula Fay (Raisner) Wadman.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard. He graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and master’s degree in social ecology. He was a radiation safety specialist, accelerator health physicist with UC Berkeley and UC Irvine.

After leaving UC he formed Wm. Wadman & Associates, where he became a consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Kansas Gas and Electric, Niagara Mohawk, Illinois Power, the National Laboratories at Los Alamos, among others and served on the Operational Review Team for Princeton University for the TOMOMAK Fusion Test Facility. He was an educational director, technical research executive and consulting company executive. He was a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, Project Management Institute, American Nuclear Society, and the Health Physics Society and did research in radiation protection and environmental sciences. He was a member of the Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

In his lifetime, Bill was a licensed pilot and flew his own plane. He was a certified SCUBA diver and sailed his sloop, “Windswept Heritage.” Bill enjoyed woodworking and photography.

He was married with love to his wife Barbara, who survives him in addition to his daughters, Roxanne Hubbling, of San Bernadino, Calif. and Theresa Boudreaux, of Greenwell Springs, La.; stepchildren, Denise Skypkar, of West Linn Ore. and Brian Varine, of Severna Park, MD.; sisters Beverly Emerson and Patricia Silva; grandchildren Teresa Wadman Dye, Alexa Skyrpkar, Matilda Varine, Lucas Varine, Austin Boudreaux and Dylan Boudreaux and two great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Raymond Wadman; and sister, Darlene Jose.

Arrangements by the Neptune Society.