December 25, 1931 – August 14, 2020
William F. Schick, a Los Altos resident for more than 55 years, died Aug. 14 after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Bill was born on Christmas Day in 1931 in San Francisco to Francis and Susan Schick. An only child, he enjoyed exploring the city and much of Northern California with his parents. He walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on its opening day in 1937, witnessed shipwrecks and rescue efforts off of Land’s End and attended the World’s Fair/Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island multiple times in 1939 and 1940. Many of their adventures are recorded on home movies that are starting to be added to a YouTube history channel, such as one recently uploaded chronicling life in San Francisco during the 1930s at youtu.be/EcXaUztoDr8.