Thomas W. Hensel ’83 died on November 1, 2011, in Evanston, Illinois. He was struck by a car while riding his motor scooter.
He was born on February 14, 1961, in Summit, N.J., and graduated from Summit High School. A member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, he majored in math at Bowdoin and spent a semester studying computer science at the University of California Berkeley. He had a successful ﬁrst career as a software engineer. In 1991, he took a new position as “technical evangelist,” working on deﬁning the future of pen-based computers at Microsoft. The following year, he transferred to Japan. In 1998, he was appointed vice president equity research of Everen Securities in Chicago. He later changed to a career in real estate. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Dr. Xiaoying Guo Hensel; a daughter, Catherine Hensel; a son, Charlie Hensel; his parents, John and Carolyn Hensel; and three sisters, Katherine Hensel, Ann Beardsley, and Caroline Contiguglia.