Attorney William Ziering passed away on Dec. 10 at his home in San Francisco, at age 87. Bill was born in 1931, to the late Jack Ziering, DDS, and Esther Ziering. After Yale and Harvard Law School, he entered the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corp where he served three-and-a-half years.
In 1958, he married Harriet Koskoff of Plainville, and briefly practiced law in Plainville, until he and his wife relocated to San Francisco, in 1960, where they lived out their days. In San Francisco, he worked for the SEC before leaving to practice corporate law with various San Francisco firms. In later life, he was much in demand as an arbitrator. He was also an avid, highly competitive tennis player, who accumulated tennis trophies.
He and his wife were divorced in 1994 but remained dear friends for the remainder of their lives. She survived him only briefly, passing 12 days later. They are survived by their son, Benjamin Ziering of Anaheim, Calif. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Kaye of West Palm Beach, Fla., whose children, Andrea, Barbara, and Peter, also survive Bill.