Bill Moll, honored guest and oldest living member of Sequoia Stamp Club

Bill Moll, was the honored  guest at the 65th Anniversary Celebration at the Sequoia Stamp Club last year. Here he receives a copy of the yearbook from Paul Swierstra, club archivist.

Bill Moll, the last living charter member of the Sequoia Stamp Club, passed away at the Olive Ridge Care Center in Oroville, CA on January 24, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 98 years of age.

Bill was born in San Francisco on July 12, 1914, and moved to Redwood City with his wife Marie in 1941, where they raised their four children. He and several other local stamp collectors founded the Sequoia Stamp Club in 1947 at Redwood City Fire House #2. He held membership number 9 and served as club president in 1969. Along with being a long time stamp, coin, and postcard collector and dealer, Bill was an avid golfer and at 81 was golfing his age.

He will be remembered for the loving care and attention that he gave to his wife during her long illness. Marie preceded him in death after 64 years of marriage; she passed away in April of 2005. Bill is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Kelly and Beverly Colgin, his two sons William, Jr. and Robert, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. In addition, Bill leaves many other loving family members and friends, including members of the Sequoia Stamp Club. Last September, we were very fortunate that Bill was able to attend our 65th Anniversary celebration, where he was the honored guest.

Bill and Marie will have their combined ashes scattered. A reception to honor their lives will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the non-profit Operation SAFE, P. O. Box 266, Dunlop, IL 61525, a spay/neuter organization founded by the granddaughter, Tracy McNaught.