Published by Town Topics - Princeton's Weekly Community Newspaper
The death of prominent philanthropist William T. Scheide last Friday morning, November 14, has inspired numerous tributes from members of the many organizations in Princeton with which he was associated. Mr. Scheide, who was 100, died at his home on Library Place.
A memorial service has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 29, at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. The service will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Mr. Scheide was known for his contributions, intellectual as well as financial, to music, civil rights, and the preservation of rare books and manuscripts. His generosity extended to many local institutions including Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1936; Princeton Public Library; Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts; the Institute for Advanced Study; Centurion Ministries, Isles, and the Princeton Recreation Department, to name a few.