Bill died Sept. 13, 2001, of emphysema at his Mt. Desert, Maine, home. His winter home was in Sarasota, Fla. Schooled in Philadelphia, Pa., at Episcopal Academy and St. George's School, R.I., he earned a Princeton graduate engineering degree in 1948, and an engineering degree at Clemson. His WWII service was in Guam (1943-46) with Army Engineers.
He worked for Honeywell, Inc., Fort Washington, Pa., and held patents in electrical engineering. In Chestnut Hill, Pa., he headed a youth group known as the Orange El, and worked in the community association for racial welfare. Skilled in sports, he enjoyed tennis, squash, and soccer.
Bill's second wife, Elinor Kemper, died in 1999. Surviving are his first wife, Ellen Van Pelt Wells, sons, William F. Jr. and David, six grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Another son, Fitz-Eugene, died in 1998.
The class joins the family in remembering a fine citizen and loyal Princetonian.
The Class of 1946