Thomas Nolan

Obituary of Thomas William Nolan

Thomas William Nolan, Jr., of Glen Cove, New York, born on May 14, 1947 in New York City, passed away at 71 on March 19, 2019 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was a founding partner at Associates in Process Improvement. With his partners, he authored two books on designed experiments and process improvement systems. He attended Catholic University of America where he earned a math degree and also ran track. Tom later earned a Masters in Statistics from American University, and a Ph. D. in Statistics from George Washington University. Tom was the beloved husband of Helen Nolan for 44 years. He is survived by his two sons, Patrick and Brian Nolan; daughters-in-law, Shannon Nolan and Ashley Day; brother, Kevin Nolan; sister, Pat McPike; four grandchildren, Connor, Delaney, Will, and Saf; and his nieces and nephews. Tom loved playing golf with family and friends, always walking the course. As a statistician, he loved all the stats within baseball and grew up in the Mickey Mantle era, transitioned with his kids to the Orioles and the Cal Ripken era, and more recently followed the Nats and Bryce Harper. As Tom and Helen traveled, he enjoyed checking out new museums, especially while walking the streets of New York. He was fiercely loyal and engaging with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors and is fondly remembered by all. Over the years the grandchildren learned that he's a pretty good story and joke teller as well. Those who wish may donate in Tom's name to The First Tee ( A celebration of life will be private in May.
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