William J. (Bill) Peel, 84, a publishing executive for plumbing industry magazines, died Oct. 7 after an extended illness. His career in the PHCP field spanned 40 years, including stints withPlumbing & Heating Business (PHB), then the official publication of the National Association of Master Plumbers,Domestic Engineering (DE)andActual Specifying Engineer. He initiated the sale of DE to Scott Periodicals and its subsequent merger withPlumbing & Heating Journalto becomeDE/Journal. Prior to this, he had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and received multiple awards.

Memorials may be made to Respite Care, Church of Our Saviour, 4416 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.