Tom Milbourne '75 went home to his Lord on March 11, 2014, after a 7 year battle against brain cancer. Tom attended DC for 13 years; graduated frm Wheaton College with a BA in Liberal Arts/Pre-Engineering; the University of Illinois with a BS in Electrical Engineering; and the University of Pennsylvania with a MS in Electrical Engineering.
Tom had a 33+ year engineering career with General Electric, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin Aerospace. As a Satellite Communications Engineer, Tom was the lead engineer of the communication sub-system for both the TERRA Satellite (formerly EOS-Earth Observing Satellite http://science.nasa.gov/missions/terra/) and the GOES-R Satellite (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite http://www.goes-r.gov/). In addition, Tom holds a U.S. Patent for developing an antenna system for producing variable sized beams in the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite.)
Tom is preceded to heaven by his brother Jonathan '77 and his father Howard. He is survived by his wife, former DC teacher, Linda Smoker Milbourne '75; their three children, Laura, Grace and Greg; his mother Marjorie; and brothers Steve '71 (Rita, Andrew, Timothy) and Mark '83 (Nancy, Jonathan, Kate).
Tom Milbourne's memorial service took place last Saturday at Bible Fellowship Church in Yardley, PA. A number of DC alumni and former teachers were able to attend the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Ministry Teacher Training at Bible Fellowship Church, checks payable to : Bible Fellowship Church, 725 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067 or Camp-of-the-Woods, checks payable to: Gospel Volunteers Inc., PO Box 250, Speculator, NY 12164 (Memo Line for both: Thomas Milbourne Memorial.