Archer deeply mourns the passing of our partner and friend Thomas N. Bantivoglio. Tom passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the age of 94. He lived in Delray Beach, FL and was a former resident of Haddonfield, NJ.
Tom grew up in Camden, NJ and graduated from Camden High School in 1942. Instead of joining the family business, N. Bantivoglio & Sons Camden Iron and Metal, Tom chose the academic route, attending Princeton University (1946) and Harvard Law School (1948). Blessed with a brilliant mind, he joined then-Archer, Greiner, Hunter & Read as a young man and was a long-time partner and chair, serving as counsel to a number of corporations and businesses in the area for more than 50 years. For many years, Tom was the premier corporate and tax attorney in South Jersey, and in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, led the firm during a period of great expansion.
Tom was married to his beloved wife Pat for 69 years. He took great pleasure in his family and enjoyed spending time with his four daughters and five grandchildren. A selfless philanthropist, Tom served as a trustee of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation and was active in many local charitable groups throughout the years. He was particularly proud of his donations to Rowan University, where he founded the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program, which continues to benefit some of the region’s most talented students. In 2004, he received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Rowan University in recognition of his accomplishments.
A mentor to many, Tom’s impact was wide-reaching and deeply felt by all who knew him. Tom was a man of wisdom, generosity and warmth, and he was a loyal friend to many. He will be greatly missed.