POSEY, Jr., William "Bill" McCutcheon
William "Bill" McCutcheon Posey, Jr., 83, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Hospice of Palm Beach. He was the son of William and Lucy Posey, born in Tarrytown, NY on January 21, 1931. He graduated from The Gunnery Prep School in Washington, CT and earned his BA in Political Science at Yale University, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors. He was a beloved teacher at Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, FL for 30 years, where he also served, at various times, as the Head of the History Department, the Director of Admissions, the Director of College Guidance and Interim Headmaster. His passion was for teaching, however, and he touched the hearts and molded the minds of countless students at Saint Andrew's who were fortunate enough to be thoroughly entertained, and thus thoroughly educated, in the world of American History that Bill enthusiastically brought to life each day in his classroom. He was recognized upon his retirement as the first "Master Teacher" at Saint Andrew's. He will be fondly remembered for his incomparable combination of intellect and humor that he brought to the art of teaching and for the donation of his entire collection of literature on American and World History to the Saint Andrew's School Library. His other pastimes included a never-ending passion and respect for his antiques and fine collectibles, which seemed to always get better with age under his care; and last, but certainly not least, his undying love for his dogs, of which there were always two at his side, clamoring for his undivided attention. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan Armstrong Posey, five children, Deborah (Charles) Stephens of Hanover, NH; John (Cyndi) of Valencia, CA; David (Christine) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Michael (Sonia) of Asheville, NC and Meg of Delray Beach, FL; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made in his name to: Saint Andrew's School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434; The Gunnery School, 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation BHS 139, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
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