He was a graduate of Kent School, where he was active in football, baseball, and hockey. His father, Thomas Macpherson Ritchie, was a member of the Class of 1925.
At Princeton Tom majored in politics, joined Ivy Club, played varsity hockey his first three years, and was active in Orange Key and the Campus Fund Drive. After college he served for two years in the Army’s Field Artillery Branch in Germany.
In 1961 Tom married Jean Webb Baldwin. At the time of our 10th reunion, he was an investment banker with Kuhn, Loeb & Co. in New York, and he later worked in the financial securities industry for Auerbach, Kidder, Bear Sterns, and finally McDonald & Co.
Tom and Jean lived in Summit, N.J., and Kenilworth, Ill., and spent summers in Canaan, N.H., and winters in Vero Beach, Fla. Tom enjoyed attending Princeton athletic events with classmates and playing golf at Sunset Ridge Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club, where he was a member for 50 years.
Tom was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jean; and their son Tim. Tom is survived by his son Robert; daughter Katherine; five grandchildren; and his partner in his last years, Diane.