Known to many of us as “Grogan,” Bill died Aug. 30, 2021, after a long bout with dementia. 

Born in Mineola, N.Y., he came to us from Exeter. At Princeton he ate at Ivy, majored in history, was in the NROTC, and was a varsity letterman in hockey for three years.

He served in the Navy on the USS Strong, a destroyer, retiring as a lieutenant, after which he earned a law degree at Syracuse University College of Law. A trusts and estates attorney, he practiced with Humes, Botzow, Wagner & Miller in New York City and then with Davidson, Dawson & Clark in New York City and New Canaan, Conn. Early on he and his wife, Jeanie, settled in Wilson Point, Conn. 

Always generous with his time, Bill leaves a legacy of volunteering as a hockey coach, trustee of Greens Farms Academy, and board member of numerous organizations. A committed sailor, he belonged to several yacht clubs in which he was deeply involved in junior sailing programs and participated in races all along the Northeast coast. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanie; two sons; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Undergraduate Class of 1961