William Everett Hall, an electrical engineer and amateur radio enthusiast, died of metastatic colon cancer Sept. 18 at his home in New Windsor. He was 49.
Born in Roanoke, Va., he graduated from Cave Spring High School in 1975. He attended Virginia Western Community College and went on to graduate from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., in the early 1980s with a degree in electrical engineering.
While in college, he began working at International Telephone & Telegraph, where he remained until 1986. He later worked for Allied Signal in Columbia, MDE Semiconductor in Clarksburg and Northrop Grumman Corp. in Baltimore.
Mr. Hall enjoyed backpacking and camping, hobbies he picked up as a Boy Scout. He also was a licensed ham radio operator. He was a member of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, the former Cindy Hiner; a son, Charles Everett Hall of New Windsor; a daughter, Melinda Jean Hall of Gaithersburg; his parents, Ernest William Hall and Mary Frances Martin Hall of Roanoke, Va.; and a sister, Emily Wycoff of Salem, Va.