CLASS OF 1966
THOMAS STRONG GILBERT
We lost Tom in a tragic incident on January 4, 2015, three days after his seventieth birthday.
Tom grew up in New York City and called it home for the rest of his life. He played soccer, squash, and tennis at Phillips Academy in Andover. At Princeton he continued the same three sports, adding crew in his freshman year. He chose the Woodrow Wilson School as his major and joined Colonial Club.
After receiving an MBA from Harvard, Tom embarked on an illustrious career in finance. He was at various times managing director of Loeb Partners and chief executive of Knowledge Delivery System and Syzygy Therapeutics. At the time of his death, he was founder and head of the hedge fund Wainscott Capital Management.
Tom had style. He had it as an undergraduate, and he had it in his maturity. Interviewed by People Magazine, our classmate Lanny Jones described Tom this way: "He was the beau ideal of a college student, and grew up to be quite an elegant man.” He was a loyal member of the Class of ’66, enthusiastically participating in our events and activities.
We mourn Tom’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Shelley Rea Gilbert, and the rest of the family.