Bill died Dec. 17, 2023, at his home in Richland, Wash.

He came to us from Hammond High School in Northern Virginia, where he played baseball and basketball, ran cross country, and was senior class president. At Princeton, he majored in politics, joined Quadrangle Club, and belonged to NROTC. He served as a Navy surface warfare officer and later graduated from the UVA School of Medicine, then worked at the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Postal Service. His father was a Navy officer, and they wrote a novel together about World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Bill was a longtime resident of Annapolis, Md., and a member of St. James’ Episcopal Parish. Deeply involved in family life and child-rearing, he stayed active in outdoor activities, including a variety of sports and working on model railroads with his grandson, while also following the three professional sports teams in Washington, D.C. He never missed a chance to show his kids how to play any sport and do any task around the house, whatever it took to be present and helpful.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons Ryan and Eric; grandson Reid; sister Megen Opsahl; stepbrother Henry Sutherlin; stepsister Saunders Hedberg; along with numerous relatives.

Undergraduate Class of 1965