In Remembrance: Thomas Southworth Childs Jr. ’62 Died on May 31 2021

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Thomas Southworth Childs, Jr. (Tippy), born December 22, 1939, died 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; 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, Connecticut.

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 or by mail, payable to The Hotchkiss Fund, The Hotchkiss School Alumni & Development Office – The Hotchkiss Fund, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville CT 06039-2141).

—Submitted by the family.

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