Bill died unexpectedly May 2, 2005, in Orlando, Fla., where he lived.
He grew up in Rotterdam, N.Y., and was the first person in his county to attend Princeton. During high school, Bill distinguished himself both academically and athletically, lettering in football, basketball, and track, and as a member of the National Honor Society. Bill loved Princeton and enjoyed being a member of the rugby team and Cannon Club, where he resided his senior year with Bill Craswell. He majored in politics and was invited to take courses at the Woodrow Wilson School.
After graduation he went to Northwestern University School of Law, graduating cum laude. He served with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, further distinguishing himself as a prosecuting attorney and a company commander. Bill went on to the private sector as the CEO and COO of several major printing companies. Later on, Bill taught law at local colleges, wrote poetry, and contributed time to his community of Tenafly, N.J., as a councilman, police commissioner, and fire commissioner .
Bill is survived by his son, William II; his stepdaughter, Rachel Weismann; his stepson, Aaron Weismann; as well as his mother, brother, and sister. Bill will be missed greatly by his family and his many friends.
The Class of 1970