Tom died April 14, 2020, of cardiac complications at age 86. Since 1973 he and his wife, Mary Laura, had lived in Ridgefield, Conn.

Tom was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Evanston, Ill., the son of Norman Pritchard. Before Princeton he graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill.

At Princeton Tom joined Elm Club and majored in history. His senior-year roommates were Paul Firstenberg and Ronald Sherman. He was manager of varsity football and active in IAA sports, the Princeton Bowling League, and The Daily Princetonian.

Tom’s career encompassed 34 years in marketing with IBM. He was a Life Master bridge player and loved golf. Tom served on the board of the Ridgefield Community Center, as chairman of the Parking Authority, and was a member of the Ridgefield Men’s Club.

He and Mary Laura were inveterate travelers, chalking up trips to Ireland, England, Greece, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Also, for 25 years they enjoyed a second home on Cape Cod.

Tom is survived by Mary Laura, son James, daughter Kathryn Berger, grandson Collin Berger ’14, and granddaughter Miranda. He was predeceased by son Tommy.

Undergraduate Class of 1955