A Philadelphian from Cheltenham High School, Bill dined at Court Club, majored in biology, and somehow found time for the Freshman Glee Club, Orange Key, the Pre-Med Society, Theatre Intime, and Court’s bicker committee. A medical degree and surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania and an orthopedic residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General led to a rich orthopedic medical career.
Highlights from six decades of medical practice included service as a lieutenant commander in the Public Health Service, research at NIH’s Institute for Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, many medical treatises and three books, and generations of grateful medical school students he taught as an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Bill served his community on the board of the Baldwin School, in Penn medical alumni societies, active membership in the Main Line Reform Temple, and 50 years as the Class of 1959 rep for our southeastern Pennsylvania AG efforts.
Bill’s love of singing marked his entire life but left time for a bountiful garden and an absolute devotion to sports in general, particularly the Philadelphia Eagles. Most recently he wrote several mysteries with a medical twist involving a lovable, quirky doctor who bore a remarkable resemblance to the author.
The class extends its deepest sympathy to Bill’s wife, Michele; and daughter Eve.