We lost one of our beloved classmates when Bill died of ALS on Jan. 30, 2002. Bill excelled at everything he tried â€” school, athletics, business, caring for his family â€” and he did it all with an infectious laugh and an endless supply of yarns to spin.
Bill came east from Hinsdale, Ill., as the first of three Haarlow brothers to play basketball for Princeton. A member of Cannon Club, he was known among close friends as The Blade for his quick wit, broad shoulders, and slashing play at forward. He was vital to reaching the NCAA tournament.
After college he earned a master's in business at the U. of Chicago and then joined Quaker Oats Co., where he worked for 19 years, becoming president of the chemicals division. In 1984 he and partners bought QO Chemicals from Quaker. He ran it until 1987, when he embarked on a joyous retirement of community service in Hinsdale, golf, travel, and a home in Naples, Fla. A particular delight was his new grandson, Bill V.
Our thoughts are with his wife, Lynne, sons Bill '89 and Blair '91, parents Midge and Bill, sister Meg, and brothers Bob '66 John Bob '68.
The Class of 1963