Captain William W. Bigler, USN (Ret.), a submariner, died comfortably at home on 12 March, 2015. He was 80 years old.
Wally was born on May 20, 1934 in Washington, PA
to Annadill and John Bigler. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy
in 1956 and proudly served for 26 years as a submariner in the Silent Service.
He married the former Collene K Cody of Honolulu,
HI, and celebrated 47 years together. She was the consummate Navy wife, ever
supportive and filling in for her husband during his many duty-related
Wally worked for Allied Signal served on the
Arizona Foster Care Review Board. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife;
brother George Bigler (Ines) and sister Mary Ann Clink (Barry). He is survived
by son William W Bigler Jr. (Kathleen) of Lone Tree, CO, daughter Heidi Lynn
Bigler of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, John, Rachel and Claire Bigler and many
nephews, nieces and cousins whom he loved.
A Memorial service will be held at Saturday March
28, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise
Valley, AZ 85253 with reception following the service. Captain Bigler and his
bride will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery this summer with full