William W. Wanamaker – Brigadier General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

William W. Wanamaker, 101, a retired brigadier general in the Army Corps of Engineers whose career included a tour as district engineer in Baltimore, died of a blood disorder February 8, 2000 at his home in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

General Wanamaker, a Washington area resident since 1972, was a 1918 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He retired from active military duty in 1949 after working on engineering assignments involving locks and dams and other large-scale civil works for the Corps.


On Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at his residence, WILLIAM W. WANAMAKER, husband of the late Ruth Kimball Wanamaker and Elizabeth Snow Wanamaker; father of William Wesley Wanamaker Jr. and Stephen Kimball Wanamaker; grandfather Kurt Wanamaker, Bruce Wanamaker and his wife, Pamela, Susanne Wanamaker and her husband, John Koch. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Augustus and Sasha Koch. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 25, 11 a.m. at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with full honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Point Fund Association of Graduates, USMA West Point, 698 Mills Rd., West Point, NY 10996; or St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School Dev. Office, 400 Fontaine St., Alexandria, VA 22302.


Wanamaker, Ruth K.
Born  12 March 1899, died 23 June 1962
Res: Alexandria, Virginia
Section  11, Grave  69-4, buried 23 March 1977

Wanamaker, William W.
Born 23 August 1898, died  8 February 2000
US Army, Brigadier General
Res: Alexandria, Virginia
Section 11, Grave 69-4, buried 25 February 2000

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