Dear Suzy and family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of T.O. I did not know him as well as others but in the short time I did, his incredible smile was only surpassed by his warm and "human" personality. May God place His comforting arms around all of you at this most difficult time.
My Prayers are with you
from Rev Terry Graves @ Jos A Bank thank you for the information
Many years have passed, but the memories of our associations are still vivid. We remember many hours spent together on the soccer fields. Both of you were always supportive and helpful. Time passes so quickly and our status is ever-changing, but we know this change will be a tough one for all of you. Please know that we send our best wishes that great memories will in time soften the loss and pain. Thinking of you, Bob and Helen Lyon
Dear Suzy and family, I just heard about T.O. today. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I have such fond memories of times spent with the two of you and the boys when they were young. I don't think T.O. ever realized what a great impact he had on Gary. Gary often said that he was the best mentor he could have asked for early in his career. Not only did he learn a lot about business from him, but about life as well.
I know the deep grief that you and your family are feeling now, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope that when the waves of grief flow over you as they often will in these next weeks/months, you will think back fondly on all the wonderful times you spent with him and will remember how blessed you were to have him in your life, even if not for as long as you would have wanted.
T.O. was my first boss out of college and he taught me a great deal about business and life. He loved his family greatly and he was proud of Collegiate Products. He kept up with his former employees and he treated them like family as small business owners are inclined to do. T.O. will be missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
We look forward to the time when we can express them in person. Until then, take comfort knowing that the Lord loves us and will make it possible to be gathered together with our families throughout the eternities. That thought gets us through each day.
T.O. was one in a million; I think they broke the mold after he was born. Kind, generous, witty, serious, resourceful, clever, joyful, appreciative, inclusive, devoted, gentle, peddler (as he called himself). He was the first person I always looked for at the exhibits hall at our housing conferences. Our loss is profound, just as his influence was in so many of our lives. Suzy, Matt, Luke and family, our hearts are with you. Thank you for sharing T.O. with us. We know how much he loved each member of his family.
"T.O." and Suzy are 2 of the best people and parents I have ever come across in 44 years of coaching. My kids were in the same class as Matt and Luke at Jenks, so I knew them well for 15 years. First class people, who always saw the big picture. It was a pleasure to coach Luke and I always knew that "T.O." was in my corner. Just great people. They both had such an impact on so many young people. They were a great team. "T.O." will be missed by all who knew him.
I am so very sorry to hear of T.O.'s passing. He was a good man and a good husband to my dear friend, Suzy.
Working with T.O. was always a pleasure; his honesty and humor and good will shining in every conversation. What a wonderful man. He really enjoyed time out at 'the lease' with the boys and sharing stories. Warmest regards to Suzy and all.
T.O., was a good friend and neighbor. I looked forward to those weekly lunches where we could discuss football, baseball and neighborhood issues. He will be greatly misse
May this candle represent the eternal love we hold for Uncle T.O. In our hearts and may God's light shine on him and his beautiful family!
Kim & Chad
I had the great honor of working with T.O. Allan for the past seven years. While we had a great working relationship, I also count T.O. and Suzy as friends.
There was never a problem he didn't have a resolution for, nor a joke he couldn't pull off.
The world is minus a fine man and he leaves behind strong beautiful memories that will be with us all..
Up in the great racetrack in the sky, T.O. is racing along....God Bless you T.O. and my love to Suzy and all your family.
T.O. always brought a smile and good cheer with him when he visited. I respected him professionally and liked him personally. He will be missed.
We heard today about T.O. and give our heartfelt sympathy to Suzy, Matt & Luke and families. We have wonderful memories of our boys growing up together and playing until dark outside; every sport that was being played nationally at the time. We felt like Matt & Luke were part ours. We remember the great time we had when we vacationed together in Florida. T.O. loved his family so much and was always so kind to us. You were the best neighbors we could have. We care deeply
Great smile and a wonderful sense of humor.
I am so proud to call T.O. my uncle. Of course I regret not seeing him more often, however he had such a strong way about him and such an honest knowing look in his eye that my memories of him are like yesterday. I always felt so comfortable with Uncle T.O. and easy to smile as he always seemed to have a few jokes for the occasion. He will forever have a special place in my heart.
I know I speak for all in the profession who bought products from TO..... He was a wonderful friend to all of us and to the profession. There isn't anything he wouldn't do for us. I loved getting a letter from him and inside was a column from the Wall St Journal about some topic he thought I'd enjoy! What a wonderful man Gone far too zoo. We love you TO!
We were fortunate enough to have the very best of men in our family. If you knew him you understand, if you did not know him you would want to know him. An outstanding individual in every way. We lost a brilliant light with his passing. We love you T.O.
Marsha, Chad, Bret and families.