Thomas Constantine Nachod
September 28, 1941 – May 7, 2017
Thomas Constantine Nachod passed into eternal life on May 7, 2017 at Lane Purcell Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Tom was born in Mt. Holly, NJ to Dr. Friedrich Constantine Nachod and Emy Henning Nachod. He grew up in the idyllic town of Kinderhook, NY graduating as Salutatorian of the first graduating class of Ichabod Crane High School class of ’59. He pursued a finance degree from Cornell University graduating in 1963. He as a member of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity serving two years as its Worthy Grand Master. Upon graduation he immediately entered the banking field which he served with distinction throughout his life, up to and including the presidency of two independent banks.
Tom gave generously of his time and talents throughout his life; chairing numerous United Way campaigns, involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the arts including the theater, ballet and symphony. He served as an assistant Scout Master, Little League coach and one of his proudest commitments, serving on the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education for 12 years, 9 as president.
Tom received an MBA from Siena College in Loudonville, NY and a graduate degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He taught numerous college and American Institute of Banking courses.
He was a lifelong fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants and his beloved “BIG RED” Cornell ice hockey team, spending many an exciting time at Lynah Rink and on the road.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Friedrich Constantine Nachod and Emy Henning Nachod, his brother James Henning Nachod and an infant daughter. He is survived by his cherished wife of 36 years Genzi Broughton Nachod, their sons Justin Alexander Nachod of Philadelphia, PA and Schuyler Constantine Nachod of Bartlett, IL., a daughter Holly SantaLucia (Dr. John) Michigan; a son Peter Nachod (Kristine) Maryland and five grandchildren.
A private family celebration of life will take place in the future to honor Tom’s legacy.
A very special thank you to Cornerstone Hospice for allowing Tom to remain at home in his final days.
Final arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home.