This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 31, 2011 - For much of his working life, William Hyland had been an advertising executive, representing some of the most well-known sports franchises in the nation.
But Mr. Hyland was right at 75 years old when he began a new career as a real estate agent. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch marked the change in its society column on Oct. 25, 1998: "Erstwhile ad exec William B. Hyland has joined Edward L. Bakewell as sales associate. ..."
Retirement, said his daughter, was simply not in his vocabulary.