Deceased May 26, 2014
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Tom Lundell died May 26, 2014, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Born in Chicago, he lived in many places, including Chicago; New York; Washington, D.C.; Colorado; Europe; South America; and Pebble Beach. He was the son of the chairman and CEO of CIT Financial and followed in his footsteps as a corporate executive. While at Amherst, he became a Theta Xi and spent many years in Masquers, serving as secretary his senior year.
After graduating cum laude from Amherst, he received a master’s in English at Columbia. He spent three years in TV production in New York City, followed by 35 years with Johns Manual Corp. in New York.
Tom was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts and enjoyed all the visual arts. Perhaps what describes him the best was a statement he made in our 50-year reunion book: “One of my wives told me that she liked hiking behind me on a narrow trail, because I was so interested in what was behind the next bend.”
He leaves two sons, David and Jeffery; a daughter, Honora, and her husband, Ronald Precourt; two grandchildren and many brothers, sisters and in-laws. His son Larry predeceased him.
George Hiller ’50