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William Thomas Galey III ’38

Published in Sept. 26, 2007, issue

William Thomas Galey III ’38

William Thomas Galey III died Jan. 30, 2007, in Portland, Maine, following brain surgery.

Bill was born in Philadelphia Nov. 21, 1916. He attended Hotchkiss School and graduated from Princeton with a bachelor’s in history. At Princeton he was manager of football and active in class affairs. As an alumnus he served in almost every class office. Bill married Anne Knight, also of Philadelphia, in 1939.

During World War II, Bill was a naval officer in the South Pacific, stationed with a land-based outfit charged with air warning and fighter control. He participated in the invasions of Bougainville, Emirau, and Ulithi.

Bill spent his business life in the textile industry, rising to treasurer of Aberfoyle Manufacturing Co.

In the 1950s, the family began summering on Chebeague Island, Maine, for golf and sailing. After Bill’s retirement in 1983, the couple moved to Southern Pines, N.C., where they enjoyed golf. In 1998 they moved year-round to Falmouth, Maine, where Bill, a devout Catholic, served on the board of the Maine Right to Life Committee.

Bill is survived by his wife, four children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. We extend heartfelt condolences to them all.

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