Born in Paducah, Ky., Bill (as he was known) attended Ritenour Senior High School in St. Louis. He lived in Devon and later Wynnewood, Pa., where he died Jan. 23, 2023.

At Princeton, Bill majored in economics and was a member of Quadrangle Club. His senior-year roommates were Fincher, Hummer, Kurland, Wilhelm, and Zink. His activities included Naval ROTC, Orange Key, and the Baptist Students Association. Completing his active-duty obligation after Princeton in 1962, he obtained a law degree from the University of Missouri and married Anne-Marie Rainville. He also continued his naval affiliation, serving 30 years in the Navy Reserves and achieving the rank of captain.

Early in his career Bill practiced law in Philadelphia, specializing in trust and estate law and charitable dispositions and deferred giving. He did volunteer work with the American Heart Association, the Boy Scouts, the Navy League, the Pennsylvania Prison Society, and numerous activities to support Princeton, including Planned Giving. He then moved on to become program director of the Lenfest Foundation, a family charitable organization in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts, Annenberg Foundation, and others.

Anne-Marie and Bill were blessed with a large, energetic, and joyous family: three daughters, three sons, and 14 grandchildren. Bill described this as “family planning.” The class extends condolences to Anne-Marie and her family on the loss of Bill.

Undergraduate Class of 1959