Tom was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and prepped at Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry and was a sports manager and a member of the Band and Terrace Club. After graduation, Tom spent three years in the Navy as an aviation electronics technician’s mate and then began a long career with Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
In 1954, Tom married Marjorie Bertolet. They raised their three children, Jane Louise, Susan Ann, and Thomas Scott, on Princeton Avenue in Pottstown, Pa. Tom worked for Firestone until he retired as chief chemist in 1981.
Tom enjoyed his retirement years in Florida, where he and Marge were involved in church activities along with playing tennis and golf year-round. He loved to play golf and loved his friends, but he especially loved Marge and his children and grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marge; daughter Jane; son Tom; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased in 2021 by his daughter Susan.