Dear Mama Clare,
We are at a loss for words. Sophie had made a get-well card for Tom and I was preparing to send it along with some pictures when Gene Gibb called.
You and your wonderful husband have impacted our family in so many positive ways, and your love for one another will always be an inspiration for Mark and me. I have a wonderful vision of the two of you walking along Water Street together and many memories of meaningful discussions in your living room, both in Port and in Grottoes. Izzy loved talking with Tom and he was timeless in her view! Sophie remembers listening to his stories and she loved his mustache! We still see Tom as we walk through Port...and his wonderful smile and twinkling eyes will remain in our hearts.
We love you, Clare, and send you hugs and kisses. We also pray for peace and comfort as you deal with this huge loss.
Mark, Izzy, Sophie and Marsha
Mrs. Aycock, Tommy, Mike & Sue I want you to know your Dad (husband) was a Father figure to all of us kids on Chidester Ave. because of the time he spent with us all it made growing up in the "old neighborhood" that much more special. I will always have good memories of him. We were raised in the best place on earth!
Please cherish the memories you had with your loved one and take comfort in the words stated in John 6:40
With Deep Sympathy
We are heartbroken to hear of OT's passing. Upon hearing the news Aidan went straight to the typewriter Tom had given him, took it to his room and began writing a story in Tom's honor. I was so glad Tom called the other week and I had a nice chat with him. As always Tom had something generous on his mind, wanted to know if it would be okay to send Aidan his Navy knife. What a dear, dear man.
Clare we wish be there with you for the services and to pay our respects. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Tamara (BT as Tom called me), Rich (the Tall guy) and Aidan