Bill died Aug. 6, 2019, in St. Louis, Mo., where he had lived since seventh grade.
He came to Princeton from St. Louis Country Day School, where he was an outstanding scholar-athlete. A football injury there limited his athletic endeavors at Princeton, though he played basketball for two years. He served as a cadet in the Merchant Marine before entering Princeton. He majored in economics and belonged to Colonial.
After graduation Bill served in the Navy from 1950 to 1953, seeing action in Korea. He then pursued a career in human relations, working for a series of companies until he became vice president of industrial relations for Lukens Steel. His career was marked by his fairness and concern for employees.
He retired in 1995 after three years of commuting from St. Louis to the company’s headquarters in Pennsylvania. Eager to give back to the community, he served on the Ladue (Mo.) City Council, the board of the Country Day School, and the boards of other nonprofits in the area.
With his wife, Caroline, whom he married in 1955, he enjoyed vacation travel, especially by car and with his family.
Bill is survived by Caroline, three children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and brother John ’54.