He matriculated at Princeton following his father, Rory ’53, and brother, Brian ’74. Tim majored in history, played rugby, and was a member of Tower Club, serving as social chair his senior year. Roommate John Tyler said, “Tim was a force of nature: funny, insanely smart, gentle yet tough, loyal, supportive, and as true a Tiger as ever strode the Princeton campus.” He had perfect attendance and was a legend at Reunions.
After graduation Tim moved to New York City and began a career in finance. Over the decades, his career moves took him to Naples and West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Amarillo and Austin, Texas. Prior to Herring Bank, he worked for financial firms that included Greenspan O’Neil Associates, U.S. Trust, Naples Money Management, and Citizens National Bank.
Tim played for the New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot Rugby Club, the Hammerhead Rugby Club in Naples, and Princeton’s annual alumni rugby match at Reunions. In 2021, the Class of 1976 awarded Tim the Methuselah Award for 44 years of alumni rugby.
The class extends condolences to Tim’s children, Glenaan, Rory, Merrilee, and Annabelle; son-in-law Matthew O’Neil; two grandchildren; his mother, Nancy O’Neil; and five siblings.