Thomas Rowden Loemker ’52

Thomas Rowden Loemker ’52 died September 7, 2020, in Tarrytown, New York. Tom was born in New York City and spent his teenage years at the Holderness School in New Hampshire before graduating from Dartmouth and the Tuck School of Business. He was a member of Sigma Chi. Tom served his country during the Korean War as an Army teletype operator in Kyoto, Japan. His time in Kyoto cemented a lifelong interest in Japan. In 1959 Tom met Marion Whelchel on a blind date, and they married in 1960. Tom had a successful career as president of Monarch Marking Systems in Dayton, Ohio; president of Pitney Bowes Business Systems; and president and board member of Paxar Corp. Tom always made time for family, vacationing every summer to national parks, destinations from Pike’s Peak to Glacier National Park, and events such as Shakespeare festivals and Broadway plays. In later years Tom indulged his love of skiing and hosted the family for annual vacations in Vail, Colorado. Tom contributed to the world in myriad ways, serving and then leading the United Way in Dayton, working on various company boards, mentoring young entrepreneurs, donating his time to Dartmouth, and ensuring people had the support and resources to succeed. Tom is survived by Marion, his wife of 60 years; twin sister Elizabeth; daughters Mary, Elizabeth, and Anne and their husbands; and six grandchildren.


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On the Dot
Engineer Hilary Johnson ’15, Th’15, builds a better Braille label maker.
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Five firefighting alums explain what it’s like to be in the heat of the moment.

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