Compiled by Robin Jovanovich



William W. Mauritz died peacefully on December 27, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn Russell Mauritz, and by many nieces and nephews.

A native of the Chicago area, Bill, as he was called, graduated from New Trier High School, received a BA from Williams College, and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.

He began his career as a consultant at Cresap, McCormick & Paget where he was responsible for directing major consulting engagements in North America, Europe, and Australia. He was then hired as Senior Vice President and Personnel Director at Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem, N.C. From there, he went on to become Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Heublein, Inc. in Farmington, Conn.

After Heublein, he became Senior Vice President, Human Resources at McGraw-Hill in New York City and moved to Rye, where he and his wife Carolyn lived for thirty years. Three years ago the couple moved to Hidden Falls in Rye Brook. He was a member of Apawamis Club for 32 years and helped run the Interclub Seniors of Westchester.

He was active on many boards, including the Alumni Board of the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, the McGraw Foundation, and a charitable trust in Dundee, Illinois, where he was a director and former president. For over thirteen years, he served on the board of trustees, including four years as president, of The Osborn in Rye. This was a period of dynamic growth at The Osborn, and its success and importance were dear to his heart.

Bill Mauritz cherished his family and his friends. He enjoyed the many discussion groups to which he belonged. He was an ardent reader, an enthusiastic scuba diver, and an avid golfer. He loved the New York Giants, the Yankees, and all the Irish Setters that have been part of the family over the years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Mr. Mauritz’s memory may be made to The Osborn Foundation ( to support outstanding lifestyle opportunities and health care for area seniors.

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