Will spoke passionately about his time at Princeton, where he graduated summa cum laude in classics, earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa. His devotion to Greek and Latin literature continued in informal university study groups. He played clarinet in the University Orchestra and many chamber ensembles and distinguished himself by stepping in as principal clarinet at the last minute on the orchestra’s first tour, as well as serving as orchestra chairman.
After graduation Will entered the University administration, and he was proud of his work as associate director of the University Center for Human Values. He later earned a master’s degree in technology management and pursued a career in prospect research for development at several colleges and the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate institution of Harvard Medical School. Will enjoyed playing bass clarinet and hiking in the Adirondacks, and he was active in Boston-area gatherings with his classmates from Quadrangle Club.
Will is survived by his wife, Maryann; his parents, William R. Gallaher and Cynthia McGowan; and three siblings. He and Maryann met and married in Princeton and enjoyed more than 20 years together.