Tom Wilcox died on Dec. 21, 2008. He had lost his vision to macular degeneration and ultimately died of pneumonia.
Tom was born in Bronxville, N.Y., but moved with his parents to Winnetka, Ill., where he attended New Trier High School. At Amherst, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and was treasurer of the Amherst Student. He also worked on Touchstone and was in the Masquers. He was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude with a major in English.