In Memory of Will Aldis ’70

WILL ALDIS ’70, formerly known as William Porter, of Los Angeles, California, died Dec. 3, 2019. At Ripon, he majored in English and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He received a master’s degree in education from the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was an actor, screenwriter and director, best known for “Back to School” (1986) with Rodney Dangerfield, “Stealing Home” (1988) with Jody Foster and Mark Harmon, “Avenging Angelo” (2002) with Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe, “Black Cadillac” (2003) with Randy Quaid; and the cult classic “Clifford” (1994) with Martin Short. His novels include Lily Wyatt, The Rascal Prince and Owen Nobody. He taught screenwriting at the Art Institute of Santa Monica and was a passionate Chicago Cubs’ fan. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Flynn; one son and one daughter.