Obituaries: William Clay Burchell
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November 3, 1936 — December 3, 2020
William Clay Burchell (Clay) died December 3, 2020 in San Francisco. Clay was born November 3, 1936 in Alexandria, Virginia. Clay is survived by his best friend, husband, and the love of his life for over 55 years, Michael Zamperini. He is also survived by his Hanai family, Catherine Glaze and Laura Simmons of Tucson, Arizona.
Clay and Michael shared an intense interest in travel. For many decades they enjoyed annual trips to London and Sydney as well as throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. They took numerous trips to the various islands of Hawaii. Clay was truly an "island boy" at heart.
Clay spent his career in public service with the federal establishment in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
At Clay's request no services or memorials will be held. Remembrances in his name may be made to the Zamperini/Burchell Endowed Scholarship (established in 1993 and awarded annually to gay and lesbian students) at Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, to The Sequoias San Francisco, 1400 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, 94109, or to a charity of choice.
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