He came to Princeton from the Darrow School, where he was valedictorian, a class officer, editor of the newspaper, and captain of the hockey team. At Princeton he majored in biology, played varsity hockey, and was a member of Cap and Gown. He roomed with Duncan Smith, Mike Jones, Joel Weinstein, Mike Dennis, and Earl Fogelberg.
At our 25th reunion, Bill reported that he went to medical school at Columbia, interned at Harvard, and served as a medical officer in the Navy, followed by a vascular-surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Then he moved to Portland, where he became chief of surgery at Emanuel Hospital. He was quite athletic, playing at a national level in squash and running marathons.
By our 50th reunion, Bill had retired from surgery and running marathons, but he loved the mountains, skiing and climbing worldwide. In 1990 he bought a cabin in the Oregon mountains and some horses, “cementing his status as a cowboy from Massachusetts.” In 1999 he was divorced but said he had gotten into ham radio, competitive bridge, and cruising with his partner, Ann Jackson.
Bill is survived by Ann; his daughter, Elisabeth; his son, Tim; and his sister, Sara Mead. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.