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Thomas Spackman II ’31

Published in Feb. 7, 1996, issue

Thomas Spackman II died Nov. 18, 1995, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster, Penn., after a long illness. Educated at Wilmington Friends School and Princeton, he worked in public relations with E. I. duPont de Nemours, and later with Florida First Natl. Bank of Jacksonville, the East Coast Railway and St. Joe Paper Co., all at the same time as they were owned by the Alfred I. duPont estate. He published their employee newsletters and took pictures for same. He was a member of the Florida Public Relations Assn. and of the University Club of Jacksonville.

In 1954 he bought a farm in Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, which eventually became his home after retiring in 1972. When Philadelphia Electric proposed a nuclear power plant along the Susquehanna, which would have made him lose his farm, he fought it; the proposal was ultimately withdrawn. He was vice-chairman of the Fulton Township planning commission and was a member of the advisory committee of the Lancaster County planning commission and of the Save Solance Environment Conservation Fund.

Tom's interests included bridge, tennis, travel, archaeology, ornithology, conservation, working outdoors, and language studies.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, two daughters, Barbara Guerrin and Virginia King, three stepdaughters, a stepson, 12 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. To this fine family, the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1931

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