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William Waddell Fleming ’64

Published in Sept. 12, 2001, issue

Bill Fleming died Jan. 10, 2001, in Dallas. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Susan, two sons, William and James, his mother, Jane, and his brother George Beckwith.

Bill was born in Little Rock, attended Andover, and was an English major at Princeton. In a career that included teaching at the St. Marks and Greenhill Schools in Dallas, running his own business (The Education Group), service as class adviser, guidance counselor, tennis coach, and later as an independent college consultant, Bill was able to help shape many young lives. The National Assn. of College Admission Counselors honored Bill by naming their award for excellence in counseling and placement for him.

At age 30, Bill was afflicted with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which was very nearly fatal. He recovered completely from that disease. Then, in 1995, he was afflicted by mesothelioma - a rare form of cancer usually associated with asbestos exposure. Again Bill recovered, but never regained his full strength or energy and had a restricted lifestyle in the later years.

The class was happy to have Bill as one of its members. We mourn the loss of a wonderful friend, husband, father, and Princetonian.

The Class of 1964

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