Thomas Flint Lyndon ’53 died on October 24, 2006, following complications from surgery.
Thomas Flint Lyndon ’53 died on October 24, 2006, following complications from surgery. Born on September 27, 1931, in Boston, he prepared for college at Newton (MA) High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1953, he served in the U.S.Army for two years, and became a first lieutenant. He received a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and then held various positions with Filene’s in Boston from 1957 to 1960, when he became a comptroller with Lockport Block Company in East Boston. From 1964 to 1967, he was in purchasing with Spaulding-Ross, Inc., in Boston and, from 1967 to 1970, he was general manager with Saxon Paper Corporation of New England in Brighton, MA. In 1971, he became an assistant to the superintendent of schools in Wellesley, MA. In 1977, he became director of financial services for the Education Cooperative, an alternative learning collaborative in South Natick, MA, and, in 1981, he became business manager for the public schools in Danvers, MA. In 1988, he became business manager for the Union 64/Wachusett School System in Holden, MA. In 1978, he was a United States Master Swimmer All- American selection, and he continued to swim in meets for master swimmers, a movement that got its start in 1952. Through the years, he coached an adult group, as well as competing himself. He was president of the New Guild Masters Swim Club from 1977 to 1991 and was also the editor of its newsletter for some years. Surviving are his wife, Isabel Merrill Thayer Lyndon, whom he married in 1988; two daughters, Amy Lyndon and Beth Lyndon-Griffith; two grandchildren; two stepchildren; and two step-grandchildren.