Bill died at his home in the Tucson Mountain foothills on June 8, 2002. He was 92.
Born in Baltimore, Bill moved to Arizona in 1940. He soon became involved in many aspects of Tucson life. He served on the Park Board and was involved in establishing the Desert Museum. In 1950 he ran for the state legislature. He founded Reproductions Inc. (commercial reproductions) and ran the company until he retired in the 1970s, when he sold it to his employees.
As a businessman, Bill was noted for his integrity. As a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he was loved for his humor, warmth, and songs. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosemary; his daughter, Betsy; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, William.
The Class of 1933