Profile Updated: December 13, 2016
Your complete mailing address Genoa, NV USA
Spouse/Partner Stacey Sawyer
Children Sylvia P. Williams, born 1971
Kirk P. Williams, born 1974
Occupation Writer & book packager
Yes! Attending Reunion

At age 78, I've completed writing the 8th edition of MANAGEMENT by Kinicki & Williams (McGraw-Hill Education), due out in January 2017. In 2016, I completed the 4th edition of MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, & INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS by Williams, Sawyer, Wahlstrom (Pearson). May retire in 2017 to pursue family history project.

School Story

Antioch College, Ohio for 2 years, then BA Stanford (English) and MA Stanford (Communication). Worked as editor in book publishing--college, medical, trade, scholarly: Managing Editor Canfield Press/Harper & Row, San Francisco; Editor-in-Chief J.P. Tarcher, Los Angeles. Became independent book packager in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe areas, then at age 40 began writing--mostly college textbooks: health, computers, marriage & family, management, 22 books in all (66, counting revisions). Married twice, first time, to Suzanne Pfeiffer, for 17 years, 2 children; second time, to Stacey Sawyer, for 30-plus years. Lived in S.F. and L.A. areas; since 1989 have lived in Lake Tahoe area--Incline Village and Genoa, Nevada. Have been fortunate to be able to travel widely for recreation outside U.S.

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I was aware, thanks to Lorna Hopper Affleck's emails, that Holden was not well, but I was not expecting this sorrowful news. He was truly a fine man, with a great sense of humor, whom I knew for probably 75 years, ever since we were in nursery school or kindergarten at Menlo Park's Peninsula School. We then moved up through the grades at Peninsula, followed by Jordan Junior High (now Frank S. Green Jr. Middle School) and then Paly.

Holden's parents and my parents were friends, and on more than one occasion we visited the Brinks at their summer cabin in Meyers near Lake Tahoe, where we met once or twice since. A few years ago, Holden gave me and another friend a tour of the wetlands preserve that he managed south of Sacramento, then we went for lunch to Al the Wop’s restaurant/bar in Locke, that magnificent Chinese settlement near Elk Grove. His interest in wildlife reminded me of what he was like as a little boy at Peninsula School, catching insects in a mayonnaise jar. The last time I saw Holden was at our last Paly reunion, where he was the official photographer—a task he managed to do even though he was not well. Prior to that, I enjoyed our get-togethers that Lorna arranged in Menlo Park.

Holden, you were a great friend and classmate, and your life was marked by important contributions and strong bonds. I will miss you mightily.


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