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Bill Chapple


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bill Chapple Obituary


Bill Chapple, professor, sailor, and musician died 09 July 2014 at Hartford Hospital following a collapse. Bill was born 24 July 1936 in Boston, MA the son of the late anthropologist Eliot Dismore Chapple of Sarasota, FL, and Marjorie Donovan Fuller of Cambridge, MA. Bill grew-up in the Boston-Marblehead area, received the BA from Harvard University (1958), MA from Syracuse (1960) and the Ph.D. from Stanford (1965). A seasoned instructor, Bill taught thousands of students during his 47 years at UConn in subjects ranging from Human Anatomy and Physiology to Neuroscience He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Marjorie Chapple Hinnawi and his nephew David Hinnawi, both of Texas. Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wendy Deborah Wood of Chaplin CT, his son Samuel, his wife Jamie and his beloved granddaughter Alison of Waterford, CT. Cousins Alex and Mark Hinnawi of Taiwan, his sister in law Chrissi Wood of Maine, and nephew Jay, nieces Sue, Amy and Virginia Wood and their children. A celebration of Bill's life will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Faculty Alumni Center at UConn, Storrs, CT from 1-3 pm. Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos, tributes, directions and updated service information. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London is handling the arrangements. If so inclined please make donations in Bill's memory to Sea Music Festival, C/O Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355-0990


Published in The Hartford Courant on July 13, 2014
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