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William Morton Caldwell, Jr., 74, Pittsburgh, PA (1940-2015)

He was a native of Jefferson County, KY, but moved to Campbellsville, KY, as a child. He completed his high school career at Taylor County High School, and continued his education to attain many post graduate degrees on the way to a storied career.
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William Morton Caldwell, Jr., departed this life on June 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was 74 years of age.

The funeral service for Mr. William Morton Caldwell, Jr, will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 4pmET at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY, with burial in the Brookside Cemetery. The family requests visitation after 2pmET Saturday at the funeral home.


William Morton Caldwell, Jr., 74, Pittsburgh, PA (1940-2015)

He was born September 1, 1940 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY. He die June 1, 2015, in Pittsburgh, PA, at the age of 74 years, nine months.

He moved to Lorain Wells in Campbellsville, KY as a child, and attended Taylor County High School, graduating class of 1958.

Mr. Caldwell had a storied career, with highlights including:
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky 1965
  • Member of the Triangle Fraternity and served as Social Chairman
  • Master's Degree, Physiology from the West Virginia University
  • Attained the Professional Engineering Degree, Missouri
  • Lecturer at the West Virginia University Medical Center, School of Medicine
  • Held a FCC License and Amateur Radio License, W8IFN since 1954
  • Worked as an Engineer with Sperry Aircraft in the Auto Pilot Division in Phoenix , AZ
  • West Virginia University, Bio-medical Engineer, Morgantown, WV
  • Chief Bio-medical Engineer for the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH
  • Assistant Research Professor, Dalton Cardio-vascular Research Center, Columbia, MO
  • Mentored Yoshi Yonezawa, Hiroshima Institute of Technologym Japan and as he advanced his career in Engineering, received his doctorate and went on to achieve the position of Director of the Hiroshima Institute of Technology.
  • Author and co-author of numerous publications and designs related to cardio-vascular research.
In 1979, he was disabled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and had continued health problems with CHF, COPD, white and Grey Matter Disease of the brain, Emphysema, Parkinson's and Dementia which all led to his demise.

Mr. Caldwell was preceded in death by his father, William Morton Caldwell, Sr. and mother, Odessa Shankle Caldwell.

He is survived by:
  • His wife, Kathleen Conforti-Caldwell of Pennsylvania.
  • A brother: Thomas Caldwell and wife Julie of Campbellsville and their sons Lt. Col. William Todd Caldwell of California and Dr. Brian Thomas Caldwell of Colorado.
  • A sister: Marilyn "Sisie" Gauvin and husband Hank of West Minster, Mass
  • A host of other relatives and friends.
L. R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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