Bill Prescott was my college roommate and close friend. A native of New York City, he sang baritone in the Kroks in 1947 and 1948 – maybe also ’49 and ’50. After college he joined the U.S. Navy and saw the Mediterranean from the deck of a cruiser. In 1948 he and I sailed an open boat from Beverly, MA. to Canada and back. In 1954 he was due to enter Harvard Medical School but his promising life was cut off. He and I were sailing a canoe in the waters off Beverly. A gust of wind capsized the boat. He started to swim for shore but died of a heart attack in the frigid water. I miss him still.
-George Lodge ’50