In Memory of

Capt. William Arthur Vallier

Born: April 19, 1923 in Marine City, Michigan

Died: March 16, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

Pennant No. 10125

ISMA Member for almost 
40 years
Initiated March 19, 1974

Bill Vallier at the 2008 Lodge No. 7 Dinner Dance

Long-time lodge member and Harrison Township resident Bill Vallier passed away on Sunday morning, March 16, 2014 following a long battle with prostate cancer, severe arthritis and back pain.  He was just one month away from celebrating his 91st birthday.

Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces and assigned to the China, Burma and India (CBI) theater. 

In 1947, after discharge from the military, Bill began a 27-year career with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1974.

He joined Detroit Lodge No. 7 on March 19, 1974 and was a loyal member of the lodge, just three days short of his 40th anniversary as a member. In addition to ISMA, he was a member of the Jefferson Yacht Club, as well as a long-time member of the Propeller Club-Port of Detroit and was a past President of that organization.

He is survived by his wife Barbara and daughter Jane Vallier of Houston, Texas.  Also, special friends Jim and Joan Durning, Fred and Anne Funke and the "Spaghetti Chicks" of the Jefferson Yacht Club. 

Arrangements are being handled by the A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe. There will be no funeral or visitation.  In accordance with Bill's wishes, his remains will be cremated. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Barb & Bill Vallier working the registration desk at the 2011 ISMA Grand Lodge Convention in Detroit

Bill at his 90th birthday celebration held at Gino's Surf in April 2013