William Henry Thomas (Bill) Childs III, 79, passed peacefully in his sleep on June 2, 2021. He was born in Manhattan, NY on April 1, 1942, the son of William Henry Childs II and Evelyn (McEvoy) Childs. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Helen (Hartmann) Childs, his devoted sons William (Sarah), Christopher (Jennifer), Kevin and Brendan (Jennifer). Loving grandfather of Kate, George, Henry and Vivienne. He is also survived by his sisters Joanne Maguire, MaryEllen Childs and his brother Gregory Childs.
Bill attended St. Bartholomew's Elementary School, Elmhurst, NY, St. John's Prep, Brooklyn, NY and St. John's University, Jamaica, NY. He was a member of the Plumber's Local 2 Union, served in the National Guard in the 1960's and a member of the Knights of Columbus on the North Fork of Long Island and in Naples, Florida. Bill was the owner of All Island Temperature Control, Inc. He grew up in Elmhurst, Queens and married and raised his family in East Islip, NY and Laurel, NY. Then he retired to Naples, FL where he became an avid golfer.
A celebration of his life has been planned for November 2021. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL.
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