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Thomas S. Childs, Jr.

Thomas S. Childs Jr.Thomas Southworth Childs, Jr., (Tippy) was born on December 22, 1939 and died on May 31, 2021 at home in Vero Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan Knott Childs; his three children, Cynthia, Thomas, and Benjamin; and his four grandchildren, Mason, Henry, Adelaide and Lila; and his favorite brother, Sam.

Tippy graduated from the Hotchkiss School, 1958 (All American Diver), Yale University, 1962 and served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. He enjoyed boating and traveling and was an avid reader. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was well-loved by his family and friends. He took pride in his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed many summers in Old Black Point throughout his life. He resided part-time in Old Lyme CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tippy’s honor may be made to the VNA Treasure Coast Hospice (1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach FL 32960) or The Hotchkiss School (online at Hotchkiss.org/give or by mail, payable to The Hotchkiss Fund, The Hotchkiss School Alumni & Development Office – The Hotchkiss Fund, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville CT 06039-2141).

 
— John Harger Stewart

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