Tom grew up in Mt. Wolf, a small south central Pennsylvania town where he still lives in the house he was brought home to from the hospital.
Tom graduated from Dartmouth College (BA), the University of London (MA) and M.I.T. (PhD). During his studies, Tom joined the Peace Corps where he worked on agricultural and irrigation projects for two years in a small rural village in India.
While at the University of London, Tom met Frances, marrying in 1975. Together for 42 years, Tom and Frances have raised two wonderful daughters.
Frances Wolf is an accomplished oil painter whose impressive professional career includes jobs as a market researcher for a publishing firm and a planner for an engineering, architectural and environmental consulting firm. She has held leadership positions on numerous boards in York county and its region where she has focused much of her attention on issues to do with urban redevelopment and education.
Tom and Frances’ daughters Sarah and Katie attended York County public schools before going to college. Sarah is an architect and lives with her husband, Joe, in New York. Katie is a geologist and lives with her husband, Jamie, in Boston.
Tom has been deeply and broadly involved with his community in York and beyond. He has served in leadership positions on a wide range of non-profit as well as business boards.
Together, he and Frances volunteered as Planned Parenthood escorts. They have regularly served meals at soup kitchens, and even rolled up their sleeves to help build a Little League baseball field.
In his spare time, you can find Tom taking in a baseball game, immersed in a book, or driving around in his beloved 2006 Jeep Wrangler.