William Scheide, a member of the Class of 1936, musician, bibliophile and philanthropist committed to furthering the depth and breadth of the arts and humanities at Princeton University, died of natural causes at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Nov. 14. He was 100.
"Bill Scheide was a wise and compassionate gentleman whose generosity greatly benefited Princeton and our society as a whole," said President Christopher L. Eisgruber. "Bill established a lasting legacy at this University through his magnificent rare books collection, his scholarship support for hundreds of students, and his extraordinary contributions to our music and humanities programs. We are grateful for his profound commitment to Princeton, and we are proud that his name will endure in so many ways on the campus he loved so dearly."