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William Summers ('50 Journ)

Longtime editor and writer at the Orlando Sentinel and World War II Navy veteran

A longtime editor and writer at the Orlando Sentinel, died July 20, 2019, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. He was 92.

Summers graduated from high school, served in the Navy as a sailor in the South Pacific during World War II and then attended Penn State.

He lived in Orlando for more than 60 years, working for 35 at the newspaper. He was hired as a copy editor in 1955 and covered the Apollo 11 moon landing and worked in various roles at the paper, notably coordinating letters to the editor later in his career.