Thomas Lincoln Harrocks, Jr. ’44

Thomas Lincoln Harrocks, Jr. ’44 died on March 15, 2004, in Santa Rosa, California.

Born on January 24, 1922, in West Orange, NJ, he prepared for college at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ, and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1940 to 1942. During World War II, he served for three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces, attaining the rank of first lieutenant as a pilot of B-24 planes and receiving the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. After the war, he entered Western Reserve University, from which he graduated in 1947, when he joined the International Paper Company in Corinth, NY, as a technical supervisor. He was a department manager with the Glidden Company in Cleveland, OH, from 1950 to 1952, when he became vice president of Marketing with H. Reeve Angel and Company in Clifton, NJ. In 1964, he joined Bio-Rad Laboratories as manager of its New York City office. In 1966, he was transferred to Richmond, CA, where he became advertising director of the company. He retired in 1991. He served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church and the Knox Presbyterian Church, both in Santa Rosa, and for many years was a member of the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. Surviving are his wife, Winifred MacFarlane Harrocks, whom he married in 1964; two daughters, Deborah Cullen Metteer of Eugene, OR, and Dale Hughes Fillmer of Phenix City, AL; a sister, Joan Grimm of Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.