Bill died Aug. 12, 2023, two weeks after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
He graduated as valedictorian from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, Ill., participating in a cappella choir, student government, and interscholastic basketball, baseball, and tennis. His older brother, Jim, graduated from Princeton in 1962. Bill majored in electrical engineering/physics, earning high honors with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He was active in engineering societies, interclub basketball, and at Cannon. He earned a physics Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
After eight years at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, Bill spent 27 years at Texas Instruments in Dallas, retiring in 2006. His research and development efforts focused on reliability physics and CCD, isolation, dielectric, and nMOS technologies. He was elected a TI Fellow in 1999 and is credited as inventor/co-inventor of a dozen patents and author/co-author of three dozen papers and presentations.
Bill met Janet in 1991, marrying in 1994. They enjoyed many activities together, including dancing, travel, cruises, scuba diving, bird watching, hiking, and family activities and reunions. Most recently, Bill volunteered at Unity Church of Christianity and Habitat for Humanity and with programs for the homeless. He also had special interests in model railroading and gardening, using Texas native plants and flowers.
To Janet and their family, the class offers its condolences.