Graduating from Bronxville (N.Y.) High School, he studied at the Woodrow Wilson School, wrote his senior thesis on “U.S. Policy toward the Formosa Problem since 1949,” and joined Quad Club. His senior-year roommates at 154 Little Hall were James Vivian and John Doebele.
After Army service, Tom graduated from Yale Law School and worked as corporate counsel for Mobil Corp. for close to 30 years. He led a restructuring of the Mobil Corp. legal function worldwide.
Tom was an avid reader and a die-hard Yankees fan. Often, he could be found outside with binoculars spotting birds, particularly woodpeckers and hummingbirds. Tom enjoyed traveling through the world with his wife, Jane Stubenbord, and they especially enjoyed Turkey and England. Tom and Jane were enthusiastic travelers, boaters, and readers, who enjoyed taking courses at the Smithsonian Institution. With their powerboat, they cruised Chesapeake Bay. They traveled extensively in Europe, the eastern and southern Mediterranean, and the Far East.
Tom is survived by Jane, son Thomas, daughter Susan, and grandchildren Brandon, Joseph, Tyler, Abby, and Ethan.