Long before take-the-children-to-work days became an annual tradition, William R. McIlvaine Jr. was sharing his work life with his children.
In the mid-1980s, when he was executive editor of the now-defunct Coatesville Record, he would take his two sons and daughter to the office and acquaint them with one of his many passions.
"All three of us learned how to develop film," said his daughter, Dina McIlvaine.
Mr. McIlvaine, 64, died of liver disease on Tuesday, July 17, at Temple University Hospital.
Born in West Chester, Mr. McIlvaine graduated from Henderson High School in 1966 and served as a Navy hospital corpsman and operating-room technician in Japan during the Vietnam War in 1971.