Bill died Sept. 24, 2020. He served in the Navy from July 1944 until June 1946 and then joined us in the Class of 1949. He majored in mechanical engineering; joined the Catholic Club, Student Federalists, ASME, and ASCE; and took his meals at Tower Club.

After graduation Bill pursued an MBA at Northeastern University, and in 1954 he joined Pratt & Whitney in West Hartford, Conn. After several assignments around the United States, he ended up in the Cincinnati office. Five years later he moved to West Hartford, Conn., still with Pratt & Whitney.

At the time of our 25th reunion Bill had founded and was president of Machinery Systems, a machine-tool distributor in nearby Hamden. He merged the business with a related firm and retired to Haines City, Fla., in 1991.

Bill married Doris Fralli May 7, 1955, his 29th birthday. She survives him, along with their children, Susan and Robert, and one grandchild. We offer our sincere condolences to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1949