William R. Surch

William R. Surch

July 16, 1959 - November 14, 2012

William R. Surch

July 16, 1959 - November 14, 2012


William Ray Surch, 53, resident of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, passed away suddenly November 14, 2012. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held Wednesday, November 21 at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church at 11 a.m.

William Ray ($ Bill) Surch
July 16, 1959 – November 14, 2012

Born in Prosser, WA to Jim and Gail Surch, Billy was raised in Lompoc, CA. After Billy graduated from Lompoc high school as an all CIF football player in 1978, he attended Hancock Junior College, where he excelled in both football and baseball. Bill graduated from Cal State Stanislaus with his business degree. He met Tasia (Gorgeous), they later married on June 24, 1995. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy Surch.

Bill was the father of 4 sons: Nick Paloukos, Matt Robinson, Billy-Ray Surch and Casey (A.J.) Surch. With an infectious smile and a one of a kind sense of humor, Bill was the happiest man on earth. A loving and devoted father and husband who loved his wife, kids and dog Ruger, Bill was a fiercely, loyal friend and a dedicated, ethical businessman, Bill was loved by everyone he knew. Many of Bill’s friends gave him nicknames over the years including: $ Bill, Squiggy, Valley, Classic Bill, Buck, Uncle Bill.

Bill was active with all his sons sports teams, while coaching basketball, Bill’s team won an NJB Allstar National Basketball Championship in 1998.

Bill worked successfully for several computer software firms for over 25 years, the last 8 years spent at IBM. Bill loved his job and the people he worked with.

Bill is survived by his wife, Tasia; his children, Nick Paloukos, Matt (Fawn) Robinson, Billy Ray Surch and Casey Surch; three grandchildren: Jackson, Christian and River Robinson (whom which Bill named); his sister Patty (Bill) Barnett; and his faithful companion Ruger. The family would like to thank all the support from family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and all the other lives Bill touched. Bill had the “Best Life Ever”! We love you!!!!!!

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill’s name to Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School MUN (Model United Nations program) c/o Dominic Trevino, 21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688; Trabuco Hills High School Baseball Booster Club c/o Susan Grabiec, 26741 Portola Pkwy, 1E-410, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610; or Lompoc High School Athletic Association.

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4 responses to William R. Surch

  1. Ron Toomey says:

    Billy Helped me have my 15 min. of fame when during the Lompoc vs Cabrillo game our junior year. He was playing D. end and broadsided the QB,the ball flew right in my arms and I ran in untouched 25 yards for a TD.

  2. Anita Jamack says:

    Lit a candle in memory of William R. Surch

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lucky for my sweet (and only) daughter, she bumped into Bill or maybe vice-versa. That soon meant marriage, giving me the most wonderful son-in-law I can imagine!! He went to God in the prime of life but he leaves a treasure trove of beautiful memories. Bill adored Little Tasia from Idaho, as does Dad Joe and other Richmond relatives. Joe Richmond, Pocatello, Idaho

  4. Dear Tasia and Family:

    We are saddened to just learn of Bill’s death and have you in our thoughts and prayers. May the many memories of the wonderful times and the love you and Bill shared bring you comfort during this difficult time.

    Mike and Alice Richmond

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