Willie Archie, 72



Willie C. Archie, a longtime employee of UC Office of the President and UC Systemwide, died on July 9, 72.


His going services were held Wednesday at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, Dr. Gillete O. James, pastor.


Born Nov. 9, 1942 in Bostrop, Louisiana, he moved with his family to Oakland in 1943 and joined Beth Eden in 1947.


Archie attended Cole and Golden Gate Elementary schools and in 1959 graduated from Oakland Technical High School. He later attended Merritt College, earned his degree in business administration from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.


He worked for UC Office of the President and UC Systemwide for 40 years.


In 1968, he married Angela Maria Alexander. The couple had two children.


He was a member of the African American Shakespeare Theater, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Diablo Black Men’s Group, California Tax Education Council, the Ebony Symphony Chorus and the UC Berkeley Faculty Monks Chorus.



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