I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He was a good friend as was his wife, Jean. Tom was my principal for two years at North Terrace School at the beginning of my public school career in Oceanside Unified School District. We also travelled together one summer while working for Paul Ecke Poinsettias. He was a good friend and administrator.
My deep condolences to his family.
He will indeed be sorely missed.