Deceased October 6, 2018
William Scott Notar passed away on Oct. 6 in Greenville, S.C., two days before his 59th birthday. Bill was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on Oct. 8, 1959, and transferred to Amherst, joining the class of 1985 junior year. He spent many years in corporate life, before settling down south, getting his M.B.A. from Clemson and buying one business and later another.
Robin (Ludwig) Matt ’85 was in the same transfer class. “Bill was a warm, funny and supportive friend and really helped with the transition into a new school. He had wonderful perspective and was a great person to go to for advice on any topic. I have great memories of getting ice cream at Fayerweather. We had a lot of fun during our brief tenure at Amherst. I am so sad to hear of his passing and will always have warm memories of him.”
What Gerri Walsh ’85 remembers “most fondly about Bill were his smile and easygoing sense of humor. I met him shortly after he transferred to Amherst and got to know him a bit over Harbor Bars in the Valentine quad and at a tailgate or two. I studied abroad that spring and rarely saw him senior year—but every time our paths crossed, he exuded warmth. Recently I pulled out a box of old photos, certain I had one of him from a football game back in the fall of 1983. I couldn’t find it. Still, burned in my memory is an image of Bill, gazing out at the field instead of looking at the camera, standing with a small group of revelers and smiling that wonderful smile.”
The class of 1985 extends heartfelt condolences to Bill’s wife, Jennifer; his children, Gabriella and Maximillian; and the entire Notarnicola family.
Kate Foster-Anderson ’85