Tom Wriggins

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THOMAS WRIGGINS, III
Hidden Glen
Meadowbrook, Pa.

Tom, Animal, Giant

Have gun, will travel. PALADIN

Entered School 1956. Trident Honor Society; Varsity Club, 2 years; Chorus, 3 years; Charter Singers, 3 years; Quakers Dozen, 2 years; Class Record Staff; P.C. in Football, 3 years; P.C. Second in Football, 1 year; P.C. in Wrestling, 1 year; P.C. in Track, 2 years; All-Interac Football, 1959; Honorable Mention, All-Interac Football, 1958; Merit Award-Science Fair.

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Residence
P.O. Box 796
Newcastle, ME 04553-0796
twriggins3@gmail.com
redbarnfirearms@tomwriggins.com
207-563-8605

Business: Retired
See below

Profession: Banking
Wife: Gail (deceased)
Children and grandchildren: See below

In March 2010 Tom writes:

Colleges: Started at Cornell University – played freshman football; pledged Psi Upsilon

Was unable to muster the grades to declare major in English – left Cornell at end of sophomore year – (Came to regret not using the academic Counselors available – could have transferred into the Business School); worked fall semester shooting school photographs for the J.N. Rasbach Photo Service out of Shelton, CT –developing a real desire to get back into college – anywhere!

Transferred almost all of my credits into probationary junior year at Nathaniel Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH, and began to tear up the pea patch carrying 20 credits a semester with a 3.80 – quite a change! Met my wife at Nathaniel Hawthorne, and married her in December, 1965 after I had transferred to University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business; worked in the CPM/Pert project of Ship/Alts at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and graduated in 1966 Magna Cum Laude. Graduated with Juris Doctorate from St. Johns University, School of Law in 1969.

Gail Patrick Lieb was the love of my life for more than 40 years before she died of kidney failure in 2005. We had three children; Thomas IV, Whitney (Siconolfi) and Jamie (Huntington), who have all had successful lives. I have been blessed with 4 grandchildren: Thomas and Emma Wriggins, and Tyler and Abigail Siconolfi. Like most families, we are spread out geographically all over the Eastern corridor, although I now live in Nobleboro, Maine with Tom and my daughter-in-law Alana, and grandchildren Thomas and Emma.

After Law School, I was an associate with Emmet & Marvin & Martin in NY, and then began with the United States Trust Company in the Trust Administration Division, Tax Division and finally the Estate Division, achieving officer level after 18 months.

After 6 years, I took a job as Head of the Trust Division, United Bank of Illinois in Rockford, IL as AVP, then VP. Worked there for 10 years, and then was recruited by Mellon Bank, NA in Pittsburgh, PA to join their Tax Division, and later their Estate Administration Division.

Economic shrinkage had me on the streets in Pittsburgh for nearly 8 months until I found a position heading up a small Trust Department for Citizens National Bank in Norwalk, OH. The 4-hour commute was a bitch, so I basically got to see my family on weekends in Pittsburgh. Eventually found a spot in Estate and Financial Planning in the firm of James Lange & Associates in Pittsburgh, where I worked until Gail died, and I was diagnosed with kidney failure also. In May 2006 I had a bi-lateral kidney transplant (two kidneys at the same time) and was under the thumb of UPMC Transplantation Institute for nearly a year until they finally allowed me to move to Maine with Tom and Alana in 2007.

Basically retired, I have continued my practice of personal income tax preparation, and have maintained my FFL Gun Dealer License running a small operation known as Red Barn Firearms. In the summer, I volunteer my services running the steam-engine train 3 times a week for The Boothbay Village Railway Museum, as I have been licensed as a Boiler Operator/High Pressure by the State of Maine. I recently purchased a boat (18’ Boston Whaler – Outrage), which I am attempting to enjoy, but the past two years have not produced the most conducive weather during the summer months. I have also learned the true meaning of BOAT [Bring Out Another Thousand], but still find it worthwhile to explore the rugged mid-coast of Maine.

I am looking forward to the 50th reunion, and a little reticent at the same time. The thought of renewing old ties is a little overwhelming, probably since this is the first reunion I have attended. I am definitely interested in how PC has changed, not only in its physical plant and campus, but in its philosophy and academics. In 1960, PC was not co-ed. Our only distractions from our studies were in our heads, and our daily trips to AFS, GFS, Springside, and Mt. Airy.

See you guys soon!