Thomas S. Woodrow '85, son of Don and Carole Woodrow of Point Richmond, Calif., died April 12 at his home in Saratoga, Calif., after a two-year struggle with cancer.
Tom was a 1979 graduate of Geneva High School and a 1985 graduate of Hobart College, where he earned his bachelor's in mathematics and computer science with additional computer science courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He then moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he designed some of the software used to control NASA's Magellan mission to Venus.
He helped set up Cisco service centers at several locations in Europe and Asia, and then moved to Genentech of South San Francisco.
He and his wife, the former Lee-See Loh '86, are the parents of two daughters. Also surviving are his sister, Melissa Anne Woodrow, and her family of San Francisco; and his parents, Don and Carole Woodrow. Don Woodrow, a professor of geology, taught at HWS from 1965 to 2001.
Friends and colleagues of the Woodrows who would like to be part of an HWS gift in memory of Tom Woodrow can do so by sending a check made out to the “American Cancer Society” to Professor Brooks McKinney (Scandling 4057) or Ann Warner, Science Division Secretary, by Wednesday, April 25. Any checks received will be forwarded to the ACS and the Woodrow Family will receive an acknowledgement of the gift from the ACS.