Bill came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter, majored in politics, and took his meals at Cannon Club, which he served as an officer. After graduation he embarked on a career in the non-ferrous metals industry. In 1965 Bill and a partner started Marmetal Industries, the first of four startups he helped found. Marmetal, located in Horsham, Pa., grew into and remains today a major fabricator and distributor of non-ferrous metal products. Bill also served as chairman of the board of Willow Grove Bank.

Despite his achievements as a businessman, Bill was clear, as he wrote in our 50th-reunion yearbook, that “by far the most important thing” in his life was his family. Judy Peterson and he married within a few months of Bill’s graduation. Together they raised two daughters, Kelly and Betsy. Also of central importance to Bill was his Christian faith. Active over the years in more than one Lutheran parish, he taught Sunday school, led youth groups, and participated in the operations of the church.

In retirement, Bill continued volunteer work and was an avid golfer. He and Judy attended the major reunions of our class and remained in touch with numerous Princeton friends.

Bill died Jan. 2, 2021, after a long struggle with dementia. To Judy, Kelly, and Betsy, and to his grandsons Tyler and Wade, the class sends its deepest sympathies.

Undergraduate Class of 1962