Born in York, Pa., Bill came to Princeton and majored in chemistry, joined Quadrangle Club, was active in intramural basketball and other sports, and spent his senior year living in Walker. After earning a medical degree from Columbia University and spending two years in the Army, he opened an office in Burlington specializing in internal medicine, a practice he maintained for 40 years despite suffering severe arthritis and many orthopedic operations.
His courses in general practice medicine at the University of Vermont Medical School emphasized the need for an old-fashioned, one-to-one relationship with patients. Bill was active in the First Congregational Church and later in politics as a volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2016.
Bill and his wife of 47 years, Miny, moved two years ago to Beverly, Mass., to be nearer their three children and eight grandchildren. Bill died there peacefully Feb. 6, 2020.