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William Trubee Haebler ’44

Published in Nov.2, 2005, issue

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 €” with his wife, Joyce €” 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

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Evan Trubee Says:

2015-09-03 10:03:13

Uncle Bill had a great sense of humor and was a great host to me and my family. Joyce still is holding down the fort in 2015 in the Rumson (N.J.) area and is doing well.
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