I grew up with Tom as a class mate and friend. He was always smiling and happy. One of those people who had a honest, sweet, and good soul. He will be missed. My heart goes out to you Vicky and Mike.
Farewell, friends! Yet not farewell;
Where I am, ye, too, shall dwell.
I am gone before your face,
A moment's time, a little space.
When ye come where I have stepp'd
Ye will wonder why ye wept.
.........Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)
Tom, I love you always....I want you back... Vick
Tom was wonderful to work with and a consummate professional. He had a delightful sense of humor and warmth and he always made me feel happy whenever I was around him. I'll miss you dear friend.
To all the Maher family. My heart cracked at the news of Tom's passing. My family and yours spent so many fun hours together over the years on the Royal Slope. This is just not right. Tom and I enjoyed a special connection during those wonderful years. He was truly one of my bestest friends through high school....laughter was our hallmark. We didn't stay connected, but he never left my heart. I still remember the many nights the Maher, Sanders and Kwak family's joined together for game nights (well, that is what the adults called them). Tom was an original, with a sense of humor beyond compare. RIP Tom.
Mike & Vicki,
Always sad to read of a loved ones passing. I never met him but know Mike (and Tracy) from years gone by. I hold my sincerest condolences for all of you in this difficult time. God bless, Mary Alexander
In our later years we drifted apart, but it was always good to run into you around town and catch up. I treasure the memories of hanging out with you and Bob. Thanks for the memories.
I have known Tom since 4th grade. He was a great friend and comfort to me at that young age when a mutual friend died. Regrettably while I have not seen Tom in many many years, I miss him dearly. My heartfelt love and sympathy goes out to his family.
You were such a gentle soul, you will be missed...
Dear Mike and Vicki,
I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Your brother was one of my two best friends in high school. I have so many good memories with Tom visiting at home with my Mom, at Vantage, along the Columbia River, and photos that look just like the one you have here: same angle of his head, hands clasped at his waist, same gentle smile.
I still think of Tom often, imagine him in my mind's eye happily walking along the water with his dog. Having lived in Juneau several summers I'm familiar with many of the places he loved to be outside.
I've been telling my students in my seminars near Seattle over the last few months I wanted to visit him again.
I send you both my heartfelt condolences.
By reading your brother's obit, I see a lot of resemblances between the two of you. High intelligence and great wit. I don't remember him at all, but I think I really like him. ---Love---
I never met your brother, Tom, but from what I have read today, he had to be one heck of a guy. There is no doubt he will be missed tremendously by a number of people. What a legacy to post on your way out.
Please know my heartfelt condolences remain with you. I am sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful tribute to one who contributed so much. My deepest sympathy to the family.
I did not know except from what I learned from your sister Vicki, may you and Skipper enjoy your runs.