William D. Ward ’50 was never afraid to get his hands dirty and worked from the ground up. After graduating from SCU, he accepted a job with Worthington & Skilling Structural Engineering Co. Bill stayed with the company for 40 years, becoming the president of one of the largest structural engineering firms in the country. He was involved in engineering some of the country’s most notable structures, including the New York World Trade Center. Aside from structural feats, Bill was a skilled fisherman. At the age of 85, he caught his biggest fish ever, a king salmon weighing 54 pounds, up in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. He also loved going for drives and road trips. And no trip with Bill was complete without ice cream. He died on Jan. 4, 2022.

25 Feb 2022