Dear Nenie, Caroline, and Jane,
There is little to add to what has already been said but I've known Tom from church for almost 15 years and he was the most thoughtful, devoted, kind and totally effective man I've dealt with. No job was too large or too small for him and he did them all with joy and total dedication--both to God and to his family as well. His time with you and with us was much too short. May our prayers support you all and may God's arms encircle you, just as Tom's did, to give you comfort. He will not be forgotten and he has left you all a legacy of love.
Grief can be unbearable, but our special memories help us cope. Praying for strength for you and your family. (Ps. 46:1)
I give my condolences to the Bartamn family. May the God of all comfort be with you during your times of sadness.
I can only imagine the loss you are feeling at this time. Although I never knew Tom, it is obvious he was a wonderful person to have so many people that love and care for him. He is now precious in God's eyes as Psalm 116:15 says. I pray it brings you comfort to know that he is now in God's memory and will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May the God of refuge and strength be your source of comfort at this time.