Obituary: William “Bill” Peloza

William (Bill) Peloza

William (Bill) Peloza, 86, of Auburn, WA passed away April 29, 2020 peacefully at home with his loving wife, Joyce, and close friends by his side. He fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Ballard, WA to Joseph and Julia Peloza on January 12, 1934. He attended Catholic schools in Seattle, University of Washington and UCLA. He served in the US Navy on

the Pittsburg Heavy Cruiser during the Korean War. He retired from Boeing in Contract Management after 38 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; Dawn Nelson (daughter); Christian Peoloza (son) and 5 grandchildren. Bill and Joyce celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last October.

He had a passion for community service and dedicated many years and hours to various organization. He served on the Auburn City Council for 16 years and retired as Deputy Mayor, former Commander of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, a member of Sons of Italy and Rotary, and many other organizations.

His life passions were gardening, laughing with friends, golf with 2 holes in 1 at Auburn course; and playing 7 rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, CA.

Celebration of Life to be determined later.

View the City of Auburn’s tribute to Bill at

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