Tom died June 22, 2023. He was a resident of Summerland, Calif., having lost his Malibu home to fire.
Tom came to Princeton from Troy (Mich.) High School. In our 55th-reunion yearbook, he described his early departure from Princeton: “I was booted out of Princeton at the end of my sophomore year for hitting the trifecta, academic, Chapel, and social probation.” He never returned.
Tom enlisted in the Army, serving for a year in Vietnam. He enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at L’Ecole Jacques, in Paris. He was an NEH fellow and a fellow of the American Film Institute.
His academic career included service as a professor and department chair at Cornish College in Seattle, guest artist at the University of Iowa, and visiting professor and guest artist at the California State University, Long Beach.
Tom had a successful 30-year career in television screenwriting and producing. He was a producer and writer for JAG and loved working with Edward Woodward as a writer for the original The Equalizer.
Tom is survived by wife Enrica and daughter Paige, to whom the class extends its heartfelt condolences.