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William Waldron Lovering Jr ’51

Published in July 19, 2006, issue

Bill was born June 20, 1929, in Minneapolis and died June 17, 2005, after a three-and-a-half-year struggle with ALS.

He graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn., and matriculated with us in the fall of 1947. A psychology major and member of Tower, he roomed with Bill Grady, Peter McKay, and Charlie Taggart. In 1950, Bill left Princeton to attend Columbia, and commencing in 1952, he served two years in the Army Artillery, including a year in Korea.

After working for 33 years at Honeywell, Bill retired in 1984 from its corporate technology center. He was a devotee of upland game hunting and trap and skeet shooting, and enjoyed scuba diving in Grand Cayman for more than 25 years. For the past 10 years he traveled worldwide.

Bill's son, William III; his first wife, Sheila; and his sister, Barbara Bellows, all predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Helen Snyder Waldron; three daughters, Wendy Burton, Luci Chorley, and Stacey Eastman; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren.

Nipper McCampbell, who grew up with Bill, said of Bill: "a kinder, gentler man I never met."

The Class of 1951

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