Thomas H. Boyd ’47

Thomas H. Boyd ’47 died December 25, 2011, at his home in Mountain Lakes, N.J. He was born on October 17, 1925, in Pittsburgh, and prepared for college at Shady Side Academy. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He served to ensign in the Navy during World War II and graduated in 1948 but remained a member of the class of 1947. He had a long career in sales in the chemical industry, with positions at Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical, General Mills Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Heyden Chemicals, Tenneco Chemicals, and Perstorp Polyols, retiring in 1994. He was a member of The Community Church, Mountain Lakes. He was a member of Rockaway River Country Club for 50 years, with six holes-in-one to his name. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gertrude Woods Boyd; three daughters, Trudy Jackson, Marion Butler, and Janet Boff; a son, Thomas Hartin Boyd, Jr., and seven grandchildren.