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William David McCaw

February 23, 1947 — July 5, 2023

Summerville, SC

William David McCaw

William David McCaw, 76, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Born on February 23, 1947, in Rochester, New York, he was the son of the late Murial McCaw (Wood) and William B. McCaw.

William is preceded in death by his parents, William B. and Murial McCaw and a son, Paul Thomas McCaw.

William is survived by his wife of 54 years, Antoinette McCaw, his daughter, Christine M. Bertolotti and sons, William M. McCaw, Daniel P. McCaw, and Brian T. McCaw along with (8) grandchildren.

Bill grew up in Oceanside, New York where he attended grammar, middle and high school. He was an accomplished gymnast, track star and football player.

He met his wife, Antoinette, in high school, and their friendship quickly grew to a lifelong love. After Bill’s discharge from the Navy, he married Antoinette on June 14, 1969. They went on to have (5) beautiful children, who they both loved with all their hearts.

Bill worked as an accomplished carpenter and contractor on Long Island for (30) years prior to retiring in 1997. He gave his all to his family working many hours to provide a good home and food on the table.

He was so proud of his children, William, a U.S.A.F Retired Lt. Colonial, who flew many missions in the F-15E acting as the W.S.O. (Weapons System Officer), Christine, a beautiful, loving wife and mother to Paul and Brianna. He thoroughly enjoyed watching Daniel play high school and college football. Daniel went on to obtain a B.S. in Physical Education and a Masters in Health. Daniel is father to Cain, Paul, Victoria, and Ezekiel. Brian, who is father to Connor and Gavin, obtained his CPA at the young age of 24 and later went on to become a Federal Forensic CPA.

Bill was an avid golfer and after moving to Bluffton, South Carolina in 2003, he spent many hours playing golf on over (100) courses all over the South.

After living in Bluffton for (10) years, Bill and Antoinette decided to move to Boone, North Carolina. While there, he designed and oversaw the building of their beautiful mountain home. He was most proud of this accomplishment and spent many hours on the deck enjoying the view or by the firepit enjoying a scotch and cigar with his family and friends.

Most recently, Bill and Antoinette took their trip of a lifetime to London and Scotland. Antoinette’s cousin, Bill and his wife, Julie, met them in London and traveled with them to Scotland. The highlight of this trip for him was a visit up to St. Andrews where he stood on Swilken Bridge and the 18th fairway of the Old Course. Another highlight was the evening spent in the Whiskey Room of the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, where he and Bill enjoyed some of the finest scotches.

A funeral service will be held on September 2, 2023, at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Summerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to mcAlister-Smith Funeral Home , 869 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 843-553-1511.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul's Summerville (Anglican)

316 W Carolina Ave, Summerville, SC 29483

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