Bill died Nov. 3, 2018, after a long battle against pancreatic cancer.
He came to Princeton from Princeton, Ill., and played football and basketball for the Tigers. He was a starting end for the 1963 Ivy League Champion gridiron team. That winter Bill was the captain and undersized center of the basketball team, which won the league and knocked off Virginia Military Institute in the first round of the NCAAs. Bill was the last athlete to win Ivy titles in both of those sports in the same year.
Roommate and teammate Rick Johnston ’64 describes Bill, a history major and Ivy Club member, as “a quiet and pretty studious guy off the field and court, and because he played football and basketball … he wasn’t necessarily around for a lot of casual conversation. He generally studied at the library and came back to the room to sleep.”
After Princeton Bill studied business at the University of Chicago. In 1968 he married Jo Fish. He was CFO of two corporations before finishing his career as a consultant.
He is survived by Jo; their children, Sean, Seth, and Holly; and four brothers, Robert, Corbett, Tim ’72, and James. The class extends condolences to them all.