By Noie McGown Defliese — Mar 14, 2014 8:27pm
I only just learned of Bill's untimely passing from the Yale Alumni Magazine. We were friends in Trumbull, and I would like to send condolences to his family. I recall that years after graduation, he once stopped in Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, and even though I was not there, he dropped in and visited with my mother. She was delighted and charmed that he would take the time to do that. He was a "character" in the best sense of the word. The world will be a poorer place without Bill and his intelligence, wit and compassion.