Tom died Oct. 5, 2019, of natural causes.

Tom came to us from Cincinnati Country Day School, where he was both a good student and athlete.

At Princeton he played freshman basketball. Following graduation he worked briefly at a bank in New York City and then joined our classmate Penn Kavanagh as a deckhand on a freighter. Returning home to Cincinnati he served in the Ohio National Guard while courting his wife, Nikki, whom he married in 1964.

Tom began teaching at Maumee Valley Country Day School, ultimately becoming head of the middle school. He resigned to buy a tree nursery near their home in Ohio. Nikki became interested in antiques, with an expertise in folk art, and Tom joined her in the business. He became a widely respected folk art dealer. He and Nikki moved to Suffield, Conn., in the early 1970s, remaining there until becoming Florida residents in 2010. He retired from the antiques business and bought another tree and landscaping business. Nikki died in 2015.

Tom is survived by daughter Karolen; son Taylor; grandchildren Chamelea, Tara, Nicholas, and Tristan; sister Susan; and brothers Richard III and Caleb. To all, the class extends its condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1962