Only weeks after he was admitted to the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, Pa., where he had long been seeking a retirement apartment, Tom died May 18, 1997. Freemasonry was an important part of his life, and at the end he sought the Masonic Home's medical help in supervising his diabetic condition. He was well and happy there until in a freak accident he fell, broke a hip, and never recovered.
Tom was born in Pennsylvania but much of his adult life was lived in Seattle, pursuing a career in the travel business. For years he owned his own agency, Taylor-Made Tours, until he sold it to concentrate on his own clients, leaving the administration to others. He was instrumental in planning our class trip to Alaska. Tom called the Princeton years the greatest years of his life, and he never missed our five-year reunions.
An avid golfer, season subscriber to all arts events in Seattle, active in Rotary, and a world traveler, Tom remained loyal to the Pacific Northwest until his family--a niece and three nephews---encouraged him to come back to Pennsylvania, where they could be of help to him. We join them in salute to our departed friend.
The Class of 1939