Tad died peacefully at home Oct. 6, 2023, of Parkinson’s disease.

The son of Harry C. III ’36, Tad entered Princeton from Weston (Mass.) High School, where he was notably the first exchange student to France his junior year. He was a Woodrow Wilson School major and dined at Quadrangle. Due to his fluency in French, he joined Mobil Oil Corp. in France, returned briefly to Manhattan, and then resumed his career overseas. In the course of this time, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve, and he was always proud to be a Leatherneck. His career with Mobil eventually led to his managing Mobil operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, eventually returning to the U.S. and becoming an executive in the human resources division.

Tad retired to Martha’s Vineyard in 1995, where he helped found the Island Health Council, chairing it for several years. He was active in the Vineyard Conservation Society, and a lifelong Unitarian, serving a time on the Unitarian Universalist President’s Council. He was passionate about sailing, both recreationally and in racing.

The class extends its condolences to his wife, Judy, and the entire family.

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Undergraduate Class of 1962