William F. Prescott, Jr. ’49

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