THOMAS H. BLACK
Published 7:56 am, Tuesday, July 6, 2010
In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by his two daughters, Kelly Windsor and her husband, Michael of California, and Leslie Cheney and her husband, Jim of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Hailey and Madeline Windsor, and Caylin, Jillian, Tess and Blake Cheney; one sister, Deborah Kelly of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Black was raised in Riverside and Greenwich. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees for two years at the end of World War II. He worked for Time and Life magazines in advertising sales. Later, he helped establish the Smithsonian Magazine, where he served for 25 years before retiring as associate publisher. During his career, he lived in New York City, Detroit and Darien and recently moved to Fairfield.
Black was a member of Weeburn Country Club and a former member of the Yale Club. A New York Yankees fan, he was a real sportsman who loved to play squash, football, hockey and to ski. He was also a talented tournament golf player. He traveled much of the world for business, and enjoyed taking his family along when possible.