I was at the Elks Club doing line dancing on the morning of his memorial. I saw his photo and name and INSTANTLY knew that I knew him, but I couldn't place how or where. Once I read his obituary, I realized that he had been a substitute teacher at our school in Poway on a number of occasions. We all remembered him to be a sweet and friendly man who always had a ready smile for everyone and a pleasant and genuine greeting. Anyone who knew or even merely met him came away with a good feeling. Rest well, Tomas.