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William Marshall Weston Hart "Bill" McKusick

William Marshall Weston Hart "Bill" McKusick passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Bill was born in Cass Lake, Minn., on March 3, 1930 to Cecilia Hart (Red Lake Chippewa) and George A.

McKusick. For many McKusick family members, he was known as Uncle Bill because he was adopted and raised by his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and John Chester McKusick.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Holly Ann McKusick, and his grandson Bear McKusick, who reside in Flagstaff, Ariz. He is also survived by his "brother" Robert C. "Bob" McKusick. Included on the McKusick side of brothers and sisters are: George "Bud" Healy, Thomas C. McIntyre, Brooke F. McKusick, Stephanie Mosley, and Charles W. McKusick.

Bill was renowned as a professional fixture at Shelter Island Chart House, San Diego, CA, for more than three decades. He was one of the prominent early surfers in La Jolla and the Tijuana Sloughs in the 40s and 50s. "Woody" Ekstrom says he started surfing Windandsea in 1945.

He was also quite well known in Sun Valley, Idaho, in the 50s for his skiing prowess and poker game.

There will be a paddle-out memorial scheduled at Windandsea Beach, CA, in the spring of 2014.

Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary



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