Forever in our hearts.
  • 80 years old
  • Born on August 31, 1933 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on July 3, 2014 in San Francisco, California, United States.

Thomas Latta Waite died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, surrounded by his family at his home in San Francisco.

Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 31, 1933, to the late Stanley E. and Josephine S. Waite, Mr. Waite graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and Columbia Business School.  He married his first wife, Annette Clark, and together they raised their family in Berkeley, California, where he worked as a consultant in marketing research.  As a stay-at-home father (unusual for the 1960’s), he never shied from serving his community with creativity and good humor:  from directing first graders in building cigar box guitars to serving as a deacon and moderator at the First Congregational Church. An art history major at Princeton, he maintained his love of art throughout his life by painting and weaving and served for many years as a docent at SF MOMA.  In 1992, he married Hinda Silberstein with whom he enjoyed traveling to exotic destinations, working in real estate and continuing his lifelong patronage of the arts.

Mr. Waite’s special role in their lives will long be cherished by his three daughters, Lucy, Josephine and Flora Waite; their respective partners, Kristin Lucas, Paul Rosky and West Barba; and three grandsons, Stanley B. Rosky, W. Thomas Barba and Wesley R. Barba; as well as his first wife, Annette C. Waite. Mr. Waite was predeceased by his brother, Stanley E. Waite, Jr., and his second wife, Hinda S. Waite.

Donations in Mr. Waite’s memory may be made to the Myositis Association.


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