Bill died Nov. 20, 2020, at home, from complications of Lewy body dementia. 

Bill attended Columbus (Ohio) Academy with future Princeton classmate Jim Lape. At Columbus Academy he was a three-sport athlete and captain of the varsity football team. He followed his father, William A. ’36, his uncle John ’38, and his brother Robert ’64 to Princeton. Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. He participated freshman year on the heavyweight crew. He was involved with the University Chapel and a member of Quadrangle. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. Most recently, Bill was happy to work on the 40th and 45th reunions and helped produce the class book for the 45th.

Bill had a remarkable 42-year career in journalism as reporter and editor, including 16 years at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and 20 years with Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, D.C. Covering the Southwest for Bloomberg BNA from the comfort of home, Bill was a work-from-home trailblazer even before the internet. He was overjoyed that telecommuting allowed him to pick up and spend time with his daughter after school every day. 

Bill was a longtime member, senior warden, and lay server at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, where he was involved with community outreach ministries. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Amy; daughter Lillie and her partner, Alexander Schieferdecker; brother Robert Carlile; and sister Molly Carlile.

Undergraduate Class of 1973