Whittier College Family Loses Leader, Philanthropist, and Longtime Friend William "Mo" Marumoto '57

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Whittier College community mourns the sudden passing of William "Mo" Marumoto '57 on November 25, 2008. An active member of the Whittier College Alumni Association, a leader in the Lancer Society, and a longtime advocate and ambassador for the College, Marumoto leaves a legacy of leadership and accomplishment that extends well into his professional life. In June of this year, Marumoto was one of two recent recipients of the nation's highest honor for community service—the President's Volunteer Service Award—given in recognition for his more than 35,000 dedicated hours between 1958 and 2008 in support of various organizations and agencies.