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William Broyles

July 29, 1941 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 76)

Bill, 76, passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms at home on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 after concluding his 10-month battle with glioblastoma cancer.  Born and raised in Salinas, he graduated from Salinas High School in 1959, then received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1964.  For two years he travelled the US and Central America, working on utility power plants. He went on to earn his MBA in 1968 from Haas School of Business at Cal, and entered the banking profession.  There, he enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 30 years. As an executive for Bank of America, Bill and his family lived in Manila, Philippines and Singapore for nearly 5 years. His career included executive positions with Bay Area Bank, San Jose National Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank.  He was proud of his work helping Silicon Valley companies gain financing and put Silicon Valley on the map.

He leaves behind his best friend and beloved wife of 50 years, Bonnie; a sister, Barbara Hutchko (Jerry) of Palm Bay, FL; and 3 children: Martin Amon, of Palo Alto; Karyn Tillett (Randy) of Sparks, NV; and Steven, of San Francisco; as well as 5 grandchildren: Isabelle and Austin Amon; and Claire, Spencer, and Alexander Tillett.  

Bill was an avid traveler and travel planner, he loved reading, gardening, wine tasting, and spending time with family and friends.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and an unmistakable infectious laugh. His family will miss him dearly. A private remembrance will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Sierra Club or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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