He was a graduate of Wilkinsburg (Pa.) High School. At Princeton, he majored in history, rowed on the 150-pound crew, and joined Key and Seal Club.
After two years in the Army, he did graduate work in business administration at the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master’s degree in theological studies at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
While he enjoyed success in his career in banking, he was very devoted to service and leadership in his community and the local presbytery. He served as founder and initial administrator of the ethics-focused Center for Business, Religion, and Public Life at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
His essay in our 50th-reunion yearbook consisted of a letter to his great-great-grandchildren, part of which read, “I like to dig around in the dirt (playing) golf. It is a passion, I work at it, it has repaid me with a mid-teens handicap and two holes-in-one. I’m richly blessed.”
Bill was predeceased by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Barbara; son David Bert; and sister Suzanne Martin Scott. He is survived by his daughter, Danielle; three sons, Theodore, James, and Timothy; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Thomas ’52.