Thomas O.Woolf ’48

Thomas O.Woolf ’48 died on September 1, 2008, in Danbury, Connecticut.

A lifelong Connecticut resident, he was born July 17, 1925, and was raised in Greenwich, where he attended the Brunswick School. He served in the U.S. Army at the close of World War II and was stationed in Germany. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1948. He married Mary Morrill in 1954, and the couple moved to Ridgefield in 1956 and raised two sons there. He spent most of his life selling advertising for government and trade publications, first working for his father at the family firm in New York, and then starting his own firm in the 1960s. In his later years, he sold industrial light bulbs, and after retirement he continued to work as a truck escort, escorting high and wide load trucks throughout the northeast.An enthusiastic sailor, he spent much of his youth sailing and teaching sailing on Long Island Sound. He is survived by two sons, Lawrence Woolf of Stamford and Thomas Woolf of Marin County, Calif.; and a sister, Elizabeth Avery of Oneonta, N.Y. His wife Mary predeceased him.