Longtime NYFWA member William (Bill) Smith passed away on May 2nd. Following is the obituary that ran in The New York Times:
William D. Smith, a former business reporter for The New York Times who covered the oil industry then worked for it as a media relations specialist for Exxon during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, died on May 2 in Park Ridge, N.J. He was 79.
His daughter, Bronwyn McElroy, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.