Bill Belcher died January 18, 2004 in Conway, NH after battling prostate cancer for several years. He was one of a family of Belchers that worked for the Huts System. His father Charles Foochow Belcher was a Madison hutman who became the AMC’s first Executive Director. Older brothers Charlie and Jeff worked in the huts. He had several sisters Betsey MacMillan and Joan Browne who worked at Pinkham and brothers David and Alan. He leaves sons Keith, Bradley and Andrew and a daughter Kimberly.
For many years, Bill checked on the OH cabin from his home in Madison, NH and handled the food purchase for the spring reunion. As a crew member at Lakes, he was a favorite subject of Kathleen Revis Judge, the National Geographic photographer who accompanied Justice William O. Douglas through the Huts System in the summer of 1960. He spent 25 years as a salesman for Prudential Insurance, enjoyed skiing and hiking and was vice president of the North Conway Model Railroad Club