Tom died Aug. 4, 2020, in Greencastle, Ind. He was born Feb. 3, 1947, in Seymour, Ind., to Merle and Margaret Walters Troyer. The family later moved to Greencastle, where Tom spent most of his childhood. In high school he played basketball, excelled academically, and was class president.

After graduating from high school Tom attended Phillips Exeter Academy for a postgraduate year, then entered Princeton with the Class of 1969. He interrupted his studies to join the Army during the war in Vietnam. After completing his service, he returned to Princeton, joining our Class of 1975, but left before finishing his degree.

Tom and Claudette H. Neil Troyer ’74 were married in 1975 and welcomed son Daniel in 1982 and daughter Stephanie in 1986. Tom pursued several career paths in his lifetime, ending with his work with the Indiana parks system.

Tom is survived by his wife, Claudette; his children, Daniel and Stephanie; and his granddaughter, Annette Troyer, who was born just six days before his passing. His kindness, wit, and love of conversation will be missed.

Undergraduate Class of 1975