William Farley, Jr.

Bill Farley died over the weekend in Chicago. He had been ill for quite a while and had been struggling with Parkinson’s disease. Bill was a well-known and well-loved figure during our years in New Haven- he was quite prominent during all the political activities of our sophomore year. He went on to Yale Law School and was a Rhodes Scholar. He is survived by his wife Gail Farley and two sons. A more comprehensive obituary will follow.

– reported by Richard Sauber

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  1. Here’s the obituary from The Chicago Sun-Times:
    Farley Jr., William H. “Bill” Age 66, passed away on April 22, 2016. Bill was a graduate of Yale University, and was awarded one of the most prestigious honors in academia: a Rhodes Scholarship. He led a distinguished 31-year legal career in Chicago. Beloved husband of Gale Foster Farley and beloved father to William and Royal. Bill will be remembered as an extraordinarily kind and gentle spirit; extremely patient, caring, loving and compassionate. Visitation on April 28, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home at 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60619. Funeral services will be held on April 29, 2016 at Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60615. Refreshments from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with interment immediately following at Washington Memory Gardens, 701 Ridge Rd., Homewood, IL 60430.

    Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Apr. 27, 2016

    – See more at: http://legacy.suntimes.com/obituaries/chicagosuntimes/obituary.aspx?n=william-farley&pid=179757080&fhid=16254#sthash.h4wdHNLK.dpuf

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