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William Burr Jadden ’39

Published in Sept. 8, 1999, issue

Bill succumbed to lung cancer Feb. 7, 1999, in Switzerland, where he and Audrey had lived since 1962. There in their beautiful home overlooking Lake Geneva they were hosts to our 1998 class trip to Switzerland.

After earning his MBA at Stanford in 1946, Bill entered the insurance business, specializing first in estate planning and then in pension plans. He moved to Switzerland in 1962 as director of the Intl. Group Insurance for Winterthur Life. He subsequently opened an office near Lake Geneva for Swiss Life as their consultant in multinational pensions and employee-benefit plans. Bill supposedly retired in 1984 but continued consulting client firms.

During most of the last decade, Bill divided his time between Fechy, Switzerland, and Williamsburg, Va., where he had a little retreat on a golf course. Bill was a jazz buff and an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Princeton Tigers fan. Although a confirmed churchgoer from his youth, thanks to the ministries of L'Abri and the Mini Bible College, Bill became a committed, Bible-believing Christian.

To his wife of 53 years, Audrey, his daughter Marnie, and grandson Daniel, we offer our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939

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