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William Samuel Mcchesney ’30

Published in Dec. 19, 1990, issue

WITH THE DEATH of Bill McChesney in Florida June 30, 1990, the Class lost one of its most loyal members. He served for many years as Class agent and most recently as a regional V.P. Unfortunately, Bill had to miss our 60th reunion because of a disabling Illness. This would have been particularly poignant because it was also the 25th reunion of his son, Bill jr.'65, and the graduation of his grandson Jacques '90.

Bill came to Princeton from the St. Louis Country Day School. At Princeton he was a member of the Glee Club and Cloister Inn. Following graduation Bill joined the Aluminum Co. and remained with them until his retirement in 1970 as services. He was largely responsible for popularizing the use of aluminum and for marketing the snap top for aluminum cans.

Bill never lost his interest in Princeton and until recent years could be found at every reunion. Despite his Illness, he never lost his sunny disposition and greeted one and all with a warm smile. He was an inspiration to many of us who complain unduly.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, William S. Jr.'65 and Thomas B. '68; and four grandchildren. To them we extend our sympathy on the loss of this good friend.

The Class of 1930

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