Bill, affectionately known as “Grandoc,” died March 13, 2020, in Houston, Texas. 

A graduate of Highland Park (Ill.) High School, he served two years as a Navy medic in the South Pacific before coming to Princeton, where he belonged to Tiger Inn. Though he left Princeton short of his degree in 1949 to enter Northwestern University Medical School, he remained loyal to Princeton. (He planned to attend our 70th.)  He earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine at Northwestern and graduated with a medical degree and honors in 1953.  

After residency at Temple he joined its medical school faculty. He moved to Houston in 1968 to practice cardiology and become a member of the clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine. 

His career covered the scope of modern cardiovascular medicine. Along the way he became president of the American College of Cardiology, president of the Methodist Houston Hospital medical staff, and author of many medical journal articles. The William L. Winters Center for Heart Failure Research at Baylor College of Medicine was established in 1998. 

Bill was a man of great faith. He sought distant places to fly-fish and traveled worldwide with Barbara, his wife of 66 years.  

Bill is survived by Barbara, three sons, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

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Undergraduate Class of 1950