Bill Priest


Bill Priest

We learned in the Fall of 2018 from Bill Priest's daughter Jessica that he had passed away after a long struggle with lung cancer. With Presto’s passing we lost another fine friend and a dear classmate, and he will be sorely missed.  

We ask you to share memories of Presto with fellow classmates by sending your reminiscences about him to us - anything from a few sentences to a full-blown profile. We will update this page as we receive your responses.




I have an anecdote about Bill Priest in connection with playing baseball, which I was not particularly good at.  A classmate of mine also played baseball, and he was good at it.  Well one day he and I got into a little dustup because I was not very good at baseball, and he was dealing out some trash and I said to him "Sorry, I'm just not good enough."  Bill was close by and patted me on the shoulder as a show of support and camaraderie, and it meant a lot to me - what a genuine and caring gesture!  - Frank Cobb

Bill with Frank Cobb at our 50th Reunion in 2014


Bill with Mike Wiggins and Dave Kane

Bill with Mike Wiggins

Presto at our 50th Reunion Dinner

Ned Bigelow and Presto

Bill with baseball teammates Bob Waldinger and Frank Cobb

Bill with football teammates Steve Roy and Goody Harding (N'65)

Bill at Graduation, top row center