Thomas E. Stasz ’67

Thomas E. Stasz of Weybridge, Vermont died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  He succumbed, at age 63, after a long, heroic battle with myelofibrosis.  His family and friends surrounded him at his bedside as snow fell in Central Park.

Tom graduated from Williston Academy, ’67 and Middlebury College, ‘71. He also held advanced degrees from the University of Vermont, a PhD from Cornell and a JD from Syracuse University. His professional life included work as a bench scientist, the founder of a start-up company and as a corporate attorney.  He was known for his genuine concern for others, his level head and an analytical mind.

Thomas was the essence of the Renaissance man:  a builder of homes and barns, an orchardist, a master syrup maker, a bee keeper, and an athlete. Most importantly, especially to him, he was a loving husband and devoted father. His was a life well lived, and he touched with humor, imagination and grace all who were lucky enough to know him.

Services will be private. Contributions can be made in Tom’s name to Addison County 4-H Foundation, (Attention: Martha Seifert), 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, Vermont 05753.

Two of Tom’s brothers, Paul Stasz ’65 and Peter Stasz ’65, are also graduates of Williston Academy.

2 thoughts on “Thomas E. Stasz ’67”

  1. I`m saddened to hear that Tom has passed, I remember him well as a very genuine, witty and affable guy who had positive things to say about everyone and laughed easily. All 3 brothers were like that, although I knew Tom the best of course. Obviously he made the most of his time here and touched many lives in a way that made the world better. In my opinion there`s not much more that can be asked, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him will certainly miss him. God Bless and my sincere condolences to his family.

  2. I am very saddened to know of Tom’s passing. I remember him as a sincere, gracious person who did everything with passion and commitment. In reading about his life after Williston, he demonstrated an interest in diverse hobbies that underscored his intellect and curiosity. I extend sincere condolences to his family and offer prayers in his memory.

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