William L. Steiner
GOP strategy chief

William L. Steiner, director of the Republican National Committee’s strategy department, died Aug. 27 at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 41.

He died of ampullary cancer, his companion, Mallory Crosland, said.

Mr. Steiner had been on the staff of the Republican National Committee for 18 years, beginning after his 1994 graduation from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

William Landis Steiner, a resident of the District, was born in Hagerstown, Md., and grew up in Waynesboro, Pa. His avocations included sailing in the Caribbean, deep-sea fishing, camping and skiing.

Survivors include his companion, Mallory Crosland of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his parents, Robert and Donna Steiner of Fayetteville, Pa.; and a sister.

— Bart Barnes