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Vol. 112, No. 8

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William F. Gallagher IV ’45

Published in the Mar.7, 2012, issue

Bill Gallagher died Nov. 15, 2010, at his home on Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Bill entered Princeton from Ravena (N.Y.) High School, preceding his brother, Robert ’49. Bill joined Cottage Club and was an outstanding member of the football and baseball teams, being named All-East for his football prowess. His Princeton career was interrupted for service as a member of the 10th Mountain Division, during which he saw combat in Italy and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Returning to Princeton, Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1948, followed by a master’s degree from Columbia in 1949. He taught and coached at Saranac Lake High School for more than 40 years.

Bill was devoted not only to his family but to his religion, participating actively in his Catholic church. He received the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, among numerous
volunteer awards. He played golf at the Saranac Lake Golf Club.

In 1944, Bill married Thomasina Swan, who survives him along with their seven children, Gail, Chip, Felista, Kevin, Ann, Robert, and Beth; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

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