Bill died July 15, 2005. We knew him as both "Trub" and "Bill," but after his adoption by his stepfather, it was "Bill." We also knew him as a multisport athlete, yacht club commodore, and a member of Westminster Society's executive committee and Cap and Gown Club.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, he prepped at Lawrenceville, was a distance swimmer on the AAU's All-American team in 1942 and served as an artillery first lieutenant in Europe (earning two battle stars). He graduated from Princeton in 1947. Bill worked in sales for Procter & Gamble and the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp.
Bill's sailing â€” with his wife, Joyce â€” took him far. He was a past commodore of the North Jersey Yacht Racing Association, past president of the Eastern Ice Yacht Racing Association, and a senior judge and executive of the U.S. Sailing Association. He and Joyce kept a sailboat in St. Lucia, sailing the Grenadines, British Virgins, Tonga, and French Polynesian islands.
Bill is survived by Joyce, his wife of 40 years; three sons, Theodore, Philip, and William Jr.; a daughter, Wendy Worrell; two stepdaughters, Leslie Diggins and Tedi Dickinson; a half-brother, John Trubee; and seven grandchildren. We wish fair winds always, to our Bill and to his family.
The Class of 1944