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William Andrew Mahlow ’41

Published in Feb. 23, 2005, issue

Bill died Feb. 14, 2004, at the Quarryville [Pa.] Presbyterian Retirement Community.

A Lawrenceville School graduate, he majored in classics at Princeton, rowed on the freshman and varsity crew teams, was president of Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, and president of the Lutheran Club. He roomed with Don Cleaves and joined Gateway Club.

After graduation, Bill entered Faith Theological Seminary in Wilmington, Del., before beginning his ministry as a missionary in India. He later became general secretary of the World Presbyterian Missions, until 1967 when he assumed the pastorate of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Md. Under his guidance, the church grew from 60 members to 3,300, serving many Naval Academy personnel as well as townspeople.

An acute heart attack in 1979 somewhat limited his activities, but Bill continued as pastor until his retirement in 1991, when he and his wife, Sarah Ann, took on a second career supporting missionaries in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, and later the Far East.

Bill is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Sarah Ann Parks Mahlow; sons William Jr. and Joseph; daughters Sarah Taylor, Louise Larsen, Margaret Reith, and Elizabeth Meiners; 19 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

The Class of 1941

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