Remembering William K. Bowes, Jr. (1926–2016)

January 31, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley, mourns the loss of William K. Bowes, Jr., a visionary leader in business, education, medical research, and philanthropy — and a tireless supporter of Berkeley. He passed away Dec. 28 at the age of 90.

Bill was a legendary Silicon Valley trailblazer, but the Berkeley community will remember him most for his leadership as a UC Berkeley Foundation trustee — and for his boundless optimism and joyous enthusiasm for students, faculty and researchers with ambition and bold ideas. He will also be remembered for his quiet leadership style, impeccable ethics, and genuine selflessness.