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William Cleever Darcy Jr. ’39

Published in June 6, 2001, issue

Bill died Dec. 30, 2000. For many years he and his wife, June, had divided their time between their home in Rochester, Minn., and at least four winter months in Hobe Sound, Fla. Aside from a stint in the Air Force with duty in Brazil, from which he emerged as a captain, Bill's entire career was in sales and merchandising. After college he went to work in sales promotion for Coca-Cola, was appointed division manager in St. Louis in 1948, and moved into advertising in 1953. He resigned in 1956 to form his own advertising company, which eventually became Merchandising Displays, Inc., based in St. Louis.

When Bill last wrote to us he said that, outside of work, he enjoyed time to read and learn, to play golf with friends, and to give time to civic and community activities. He was president of Hobe Sound Community Chest for 20 years and vice chair of Jupiter Medical Center for 10 years. As for his golf, he was still able to play, but his handicap kept going the wrong way.

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to June as we join her in farewell to our old friend.

The Class of 1939

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