Born and raised in Baltimore, he came to us from Gilman School. At Princeton he majored in biology, was a Keyceptor and member of the Glee Club, and took his meals at Ivy. A three-year letter-winner on the wrestling team, he served as captain our senior year. He roomed with Skip Kestler, Jim Gieske, Gus Lewis, and Warren Hills.
The son of two doctors, Bill went on to earn a medical degree at John Hopkins School of Medicine, interned at Vanderbilt University Hospital, and then joined the Epidemiology Intelligence Service of what is now the National Centers for Disease Control. Then followed an additional residency at Yale New Haven; service with the NIH on an Apache reservation in Arizona; professorships at Maryland and Texas; consultancies in Africa and South America, and so much more, all in epidemiology and infectious diseases. He was the prolific author of numerous scientific papers and abstracts in those specialties.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ingrid; three sons; two daughters; a stepson; a sister; and 15 grandchildren.