July 13, 2010
I just stumbled across the very sad news of Tom's unexpected passing. He was both a good and a great man. I will never forget the circumstances of our first meeting many years ago.
He was going to Argentina for some kind of bar confrerence and I was going for business related to Argentine participation in a Hungarian World's Fair (which never came to pass). I had been to Argentina twice before, this was his first time. We were accidental seat mates. I had a window seat, and he was on the aisle, which we both had requested.
He asked me for some tourist tips and it turned out that he was actually arriving in Buenos Aires almost three days before the beginning of the meeting and I had a lot of free time as well, so I served as his guide and made sure he saw all the highlights.
From that chance coincidental meeting began a long friendship. We didn't see each other often enough, but I remember once when he came to Chicago we visited with our Mayor and the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Another time you came also.
I'm sorry I never was able to take up his offer of going sailing near Sandusky.
My wife, then an Assistant State's Attorney and now a Judge respected Tom greatly, as did I. Both of us extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on this terrible loss.
Of course he will be succeeded on the bench, but he will never be replaced.
Judge Joan Powell and her husband Phil Krone, Chicago, Illinois"
April 30, 2010
"Dear Mary, we just learned of Tom's death today. We are very sorry for your loss, he was too young and should have enjoyed retirement for many years to come.Please accept our condolences.
Karin and Eckehard Eisermann, from former C-Dock"
(Punta Gorda, FL)
April 15, 2010
I just learned of Tom's death. I am so sorry. My love and prayers go out to you. Call me or send an e-mail when you feel up to it.
April 14, 2010
"Mary, Some of our fondest memories at CIC include you and Tom. Our sincere sympathy. Tom and Dot Bishop"
April 13, 2010
"My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Justice Moyer will be missed by many, he was a compassionate, caring man and he did so much for Ohio. It pretty much says it all when others are having troubles and a man such as the Chief steps up and takes the time to offer his wisdom and advice. While I was at the Court he wrote me a note before brain surgery and his wisdom and caring helped me through this ordeal. I still have the note he gave me and I will always remember what he did for others and isn't that what we all should be doing, especially today. May you find times of reflection when you will laugh at his antics and remember all the good times. God bless you and your family. Vicki Oatney, Phoenix, AZ"