William P. Howe III, 85, passed away peacefully February 11 in Chatham, MA, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born in Brookline, MA he graduated from Wellesley High in 1948 and then Harvard University in 1952. Bill enlisted in the Navy shortly after graduation, proudly serving as an officer during the Korean War. At the end of his service, Bill moved to Wayne, PA where he had a long and successful career at SmithKline Pharmaceuticals of Philadelphia, eventually attaining the position of Executive Vice-President. An avid golfer, Bill split his time after retirement in 1985 between Scottsdale, AZ and Chatham, MA. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and four grandchildren. To honor Bill's love of golf and Cape Cod, donations in his memory can be made to "Friends of the Captains, Bill Howe Fund" and mailed to Friends of the Captains Golf Club, 1000 Freeman's Way, Brewster, MA 02631. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.