William G. Post




William G. Post, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Stowe, Vermont, passed away at the age of 91 on March 26, 2013, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Bill was born on July 4, 1921, in New York City. He attended St. Paul’s School and MIT, from which he graduated in 1942. He spent the World War II years in the Special Devices Division of the Navy, designing technical equipment for various classes of Navy ships. Bill married Elizabeth Lindley in August 1944. Bill and Libby shared a wonderful sixty-six years of marriage, during which they raised four children and lived in a variety of places including Bogota, Colombia, Edgartown Massachusetts, Rye, New York, Stowe, Vermont, Marathon, Florida, and finally Bentley Village in Naples, Florida. After Libby’s death in 2010, Bill remained in Naples until February of 2013, when he moved to Shelburne, Vermont. Everywhere they went, Bill and Libby made many friends who shared their love of golf, fishing, travel, entertaining, and gracious living.

While in Rye, New York, during the 1950s until 1974, with his partner Dick Maulsby, Bill founded and ran the Hobbs Equipment Company, a successful truck equipment business. Together with Libby, Bill managed The Emily Post Institute after the death of his grandmother, Emily Post, in 1960 until 1995. Bill was an avid golfer, an expert fisherman, a skillful and talented woodworker, and a lifelong pilot who flew his Luscombe airplane around the United States at the age of 19, when flying was still in its infancy and something of a novelty. Bill was a wise, kind, thoughtful, and extremely considerate person, who set a wonderful example for his children and grandchildren, and who was admired and loved by everyone who knew him – a true gentleman. 

Bill is survived by his four children, Allen Post and wife Peggy, Bill Post, Jr. and wife, Maureen, Cindy Senning and husband, John, and Peter Post and wife, Tricia. Also by his grandchildren Casey Post and wife, Sarah, Jeep Post and wife, Jessica and their son, Carter; Peter T. Post and his son, Alexander, Jill Ravey; Dan Senning, Will Senning and wife, Susan, and daughter, Stella Grace; Anna Post and husband, Matt Bushlow, and Lizzie Post. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Libby, in 2010, and by his grandson, Paul, in 1987.

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