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Tom Carnegie

Tom Carnegie (AP Photo)
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March 29, 2011 "My deepest sympathy to the Carnegie family. I will never forget his deep baritone voice. God speed." - Daniel Bullock (Hopkinsville, KY)
February 18, 2011 "Mr.Carnegie was from a by-gone era of sports announcers, broadcasters and writers where they made the event about the participants and the fans, not about themselves. There are certain times in your life that God puts you at a certain place at a certain time for a reason. A couple of years ago, I had driven from Illinois to visit my son who lives in Indy. I decided that year at the spur of the moment to purchase my 500 tickets at IMS instead of having them mailed. As I stood at the counter, in comes Mr. Carnegie (wheelchair bound) and strikes up a conversation not knowing me from Adam. The unforgetable voice identified him immediately. I am not easily impressed by "personalities", but those five minutes will be cherished by me forever.

Rick N.
Bloomington, IL" - Rick Nolan (Bloomington, IL)
February 18, 2011 "DJ, Blair, Bob, and Charlotte. Please accept my most sincere condolences upon the passing of your Husband and Father. Tom was surely on of those rare "born to be" kind of people. My memories go back to when I was a kid and Indiana Basketball was King. I spent many hours listening to his voice on the radio at tournament time, and later watching on WFBM TV as he broadcast all the latest scores from "Tournament Central". Of course there was the "Month of May" each year. I have attended 59 Indy 500's starting in 1951 and his voice over the PA system was an integral part of my 500 memories. I also have warm memories of being at your house on Cedar Street in high school with Bill Dierks, and you Blair, and realizing that behind that "Famous Voice" was a very warm and friendly man. I had the pleasure of chatting with him for several minutes at the track one day this past May. Tom's voice now plays to a much greater theater, and probably gives the Lord's booming voice a run for HIS money.

John M. Miller II
Zionsville, IN.
Class of 1965." - John Miller (Zionsville, IN)
February 15, 2011 "I used to run into Tom from time to time and had great conversations with him. Have missed seeing him in the village. I was saddened by your loss. He leaves a big hole for all who knew him and knew of him." - Suzanne Shubat (Zionsville, IN)
February 15, 2011 "To the Kenagy family: my brother and I are saddened by your loss. If our dad were still here, he would no doubt have stories both touching and humorous. Jamie and Jim Phillippe"
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Obituary for Tom Carnegie
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tom Carnegie, a veteran broadcaster and the voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to generations of Indy 500 fans, died...
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