He came to Princeton from West Rockford (Ill.) High School, where he was captain of the basketball team, played football and tennis, and was elected to the National Honor Society as a junior.
At Princeton he was a member of Cap and Gown, played varsity football, and led the Keycept program. He majored in sociology and economics. He roomed with George Maye, Jim Schroeder, John Eckel, Stan Hale, Lew Kunkel, Yummy Gibbs, Fred Sparling, Bill Pusey, Bill Barnard, and Tom Flagg in Foulke Towers.
After graduation he married Shelley, and they had four children and six grandchildren. After 20 years they divorced but remained very loving friends. When his father became ill, Wally moved to San Diego for seven years to care for him.
In 1964 the family moved to Rochester, N.Y., where Wally had a very successful career with MONY Life Insurance Co. Wally’s life was unusual and worth examining more closely; he wrote a long story about his life in the 50th-reunion yearbook.
Wally is survived by his children Burke, Scott, Lara, and Derek. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.