Tom died Oct. 1, 2021, in Columbus, Ga., of pancreatic cancer.

After spending his youth at Army bases worldwide, Tom came to us from St. Andrews School, where he was yearbook editor and played varsity football, squash, and tennis.

At Princeton, Tom majored in history and was a member of Cottage Club. His activities included freshman squash and football. He roomed with “The Heights” a group of 16 classmates who occupied the top of Witherspoon and who have remained close for more than 50 years.

Following graduation Tom served as a naval officer and was stationed in Vietnam. He earned an MBA from Harvard and then set out on an entrepreneurial career, founding his own company and then networking with other entrepreneurs. He was also on the faculty at the University of Georgia. 

Tom spent much time in service to his community, and was active in prison ministry and several charitable organizations. In retirement, he was fond of gardening, but his most cherished activity was time spent with family.

He is survived by his former wife, Mary; their three children, Ben, Mary Catherine, and Laura; three grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Sherida Brannan. The class extends its deepest sympathies to Tom’s family and friends.

Undergraduate Class of 1968