Former CGA Chair Passes Away

Former CGA Chairman of the Board W.R. “Bill” MacAloney died May 21, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.


Bill was President and CEO of Jax Markets, Anaheim, CA, and served as CGA Chair in 1999.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be:

Sunday, June 1, 2014
12:30 pm
Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary
Historic Mausoleum/Rose Window Chapel
1702 Fairhaven Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 633-1442

A reception will follow. The family has requested that “in lieu of flowers”, donations be made to the:

BeAware Foundation
13681 Newport Avenue, Suite #8
Tustin, CA 92780
Attention: Peggy Brooker, Director/President

Bill was an active philanthropist and received numerous awards for his service, leadership and philanthropy. His awards include Retailer of the Year from the Mexican-American Grocers Association (MAGA), the Golden Globe Award from Anaheim Union School District, Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope, Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Distinguished Community Service Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith and in January, 2009, The Founders Award for outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievement from the Friends of the Industry from the Food Marketing Institute.

Bill was appointed to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger’s Board of Accountancy (4 years), and he was on St. Joseph Hospital Board of Trustees and was Chairman of their Planning Committee.

Bill and his wife, Gwen, have been married 47 years and have resided in Villa Park for more than 35 years.