Gordon E. Tait earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University in 1942. While a student, he was a member of the men’s soccer team. He was a member of the Lehigh Asa Packer Giving Society and Tower Society. After his retirement from ABB Combustion Service, Tait retired to Palm Harbor, Fla., where he passed away in 2000. His estate provides for student financial aid in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.