Bill died March 22, 2022, in Newville, Pa.

He was born July 19, 1935, in Kutztown, Pa. In 1957, Bill graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1963, he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton, with research focused on determining the structure of an alkaloid.

Bill was on the chemistry faculty of Hartwick College from 1961 to 1965 before he became a senior chemist in drug development at Ciba Pharmaceutical Co. Bill returned to academia in 1968 when he joined the faculty of Dickinson College, where he remained until his retirement in 1992. His specialty was organic chemistry. Passionate about teaching, Bill taught at all levels from first-year to senior courses. He told students that if you couldn’t explain an idea and apply it, you didn’t know it. He developed an interest in nutritional chemistry, teaching a course on the subject and creating a computer program to analyze the nutritional value of foods.

In 2002, Bill earned a certificate in herbal medicine from the School of Natural Healing in Utah.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Abigail; and his daughters, Karin, Kendra, and Sandra.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

Graduate Class of 1963