Obituary: Donald William Childs
Donald William Childs “Bill” was called to his heavenly home with his loving wife, Marge and family by his side. Bill was born in Akron, Ohio November 27, 1937 to Frances and Joseph Childs, who preceded him in death. On April 16, 1960, he married the love of his life, Marjorie (Crawford) Childs, of Incline Village, NV.
Bill was a 1955 graduate of East High School in Akron, Ohio. He attended UNC Chapel Hill and graduated from Kent State University in 1961 with a degree in business. He began his career working in labor relations for Armstrong Rubber Co. and continued as a labor contract negotiator with General Dynamics until 1984.
He retired in 1999 as the Vice President of Human Resources for New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. It was at NUMMI where he fostered an atmosphere of trust and team work between labor and management which contributed to the success of the joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. Bill was happiest when sitting at the table negotiating a new labor contract.
Bill was a great influence on many; a compassionate man who believed in giving second chances and was generous to a fault. He was a member of Cornerstone Community Church, Incline Village, where he loved and was loved by his church family. Leisure time was spent attending sporting events and traveling the world with his wife Marge and their dear friends June and Charles Crider.
He cherished time spent with family. Bill was blessed with three children; Joe Childs (Cathy) of Carson City, NV, Amy Borg (Scott) of Farmington, CT, and Rebecca Parkin (Rick) of Reno, NV. He loved spoiling his six grandchildren, Josh Peichoto, Daniel Childs, Emma and Sophie Borg, Baylee and Marlee Parkin, and one great-grand daughter, Isla Peichoto. Other survivors include his sister Joanne Gifford (Charlie), and twin sister Pat Musik (Hal).
Please join us to celebrate the life of Bill Childs on Sunday October 4th at Cornerstone Community Church, 300 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451 at 12:30 pm.
Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to Cornerstone Community Church or a charity of your choice.
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