Bill died July 22, 2011, in Carmel, Calif.
He was born in Newark, N.J., and prepared for Princeton at the Hotchkiss School. Bill majored in economics at Princeton, was a member of Dial Lodge, and roomed with Walter Seymour Jr. for three years. He served as class treasurer for a decade beginning in 1956.
After Princeton, Bill joined his family’s business, the Mennen Co., in New Jersey. He spent his entire career at the company, with the exception of several years serving in the Army during World War II. He served on hospital and bank boards in Morristown, N.J., and Phoenix, Ariz. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed playing golf.
Bill was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Mennen. He is survived by three daughters, Cathe Mennen, Stephanie Mennen Harkrader, and Audrey Lien Mennen; a son, Peter G.; and several grandchildren.