1928 — 2021
The "legendary" Tom Wachtell went to his maker on February 1, 2021. He was at peace, at home, and surrounded by the people he loved. Tom was born to Ted and Carolyn Wachtell in Bronxville, New York in 1928. He attended The Choate School, Syracuse University, and Cornell Law School. He proudly served his beloved nation as a Lieutenant Commander in the Office of Naval Intelligence posted in Southeast Asia. Tom married Esther Pickard Wachtell and together they left the snows of Ithaca for sunny California. He joined Occidental Petroleum as the third employee of that young corporation, ultimately becoming its Executive Vice President. He continued to enjoy an active career in the energy...