Bill died Feb. 2, 2020, of cardiac arrest in Sarasota, Fla., near where he and Joan had lived the last few years.

Bill came to Princeton after graduating from St. George’s School in Newport, R.I., and then a year at the Highgate School in London. At St. George’s, he quarterbacked the football team, captained the swimming team, and played baseball.

At Princeton Bill majored in architecture, earning an AB in 1964 and an MFA in 1966. During his undergrad years, he was on the swimming team and a member of Ivy.

Following graduation Bill joined a series of architectural firms in Connecticut, New York City, and then Chicago. In 1978 he returned to Rhode Island, becoming director of development at St. George’s in addition to continuing as a member of the school’s board, on which he served from 1970 to 1994. Through the rest of his career, he also continued as an architect on Rhode Island residential projects, served two years as Harvard’s associate director of major gifts, and was active with the Defense Orientation Conference Association.

The class expresses its sympathies to Joan, whom he married in 1991; to three children from his first marriage, Elizabeth, Wendy, and William; to six grandchildren; and to his brother, Henry.

Undergraduate Class of 1964
Graduate Class of 1966