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William Bard Layton ’42

William Bard Layton ’42, July 24, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Bill spent two years at Reed, withdrawing in order to enter military service. He served under General Eisenhower in the army during World War II. His career included work for the Federated Department Stores. In his public obituary, we read that he had a zest for life, and enjoyed traveling, reading, walking, and listening to symphonic and classical music. “Bill will be remembered by those he touched for his sense of humor and compassion. He will be cherished by his family and friends for the fatherly advice, caring demeanor, and willingness to always lend a helping hand.” Survivors include three daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2010

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