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September 24, 2017
Tom & I had offices in Union Station at the same time for 20+ years. Sometimes, when we left at 3-4am, it seemed like he and I were the only people in the place. "I'm shocked" is all I can say.
July 11, 2017
Memories...
March 05, 2017
He was an honest dealer and person, he will be sadly missed.....Len Gitner
December 17, 2016
I recently read in the Lewis and Clark alumni magazine that Tom passed away last December. Tom was a fine friend and I was saddened to hear the news. I met Tom the first day of college at Lewis and Clark in the four-person dorm room we shared that first quarter. I had my cassette deck and rock and roll tapes, Tom had his old turntable and albums of Roman marches. We had many animated discussions about the quality and merits of our musical tastes and learned a great deal from each other music and otherwise. We'd get together regularly in the years after college and we always picked up right where we left off. It was only in the last ten years that we lost touch. Tom was intelligent, witty, a great listener, generous with his time, and possessed a keen sense of humor. We shared many laughs and insights into life that I will always remember.
December 15, 2016
Thomas (Fur),
As we embark on your departure exactly one year ago, I have yet to believe it is so. In addition, the memories when first we met this exact time, December of 1991, will never fade. Seems our opportunity for sharing in this place may be closing soon, so here are some final thoughts.
I can only venture a few feet in any direction in my home without a reminder of you the numerous Cards, Letters, Ancient and other beautiful Jewelry, Harrod's Watch (still wearing today), Coins, hand-knitted Sweater by our European friend, among so many others, and one of my most treasured possessions - my exquisite Vase with colors of the sea swirling in a most beautiful design. I never tire of it's magical ability to transport me to another place in time. You gave so much of yourself to those you loved, asking for so little. I wish you had seen the treasure you were, as you owed yourself the love you so freely offered. At this juncture you cannot deny my gift to you as I create music in your honor. You always believed in my potential and musical abilities, hence my journey to a higher level of expertise shall never be in vain. As this piano composition in Your Honor unfolds, capturing the essence of Tom, I hope the world will one day hear Your Song as you live through Spirit and Sound. Until we meet again, I love you in a place where there's no space and time, I love you for you are (forever) the best friend of mine........................ Beth (Angel)
December 07, 2016
It has been nearly a year--so hard to believe. Little Ronen is growing up so beautifully. He does so many things that make us think of you. I know you didn't want him going into the ancient coin business because it was fraught with so much difficulty, but no one can inhibit his love for them. He has little collections of coins he collects from around the house (he really loves the 1 Euro coin) and he hoards them into secret hiding places. Sometimes he shows them to me and we look at each one. Then I let him hide them again so they rest undisturbed. He remembers each and every cache like a little squirrel. He dearly loves counting them aloud, as though quantity were as important as quality. A lesson for another day I suppose. He mostly loves his ancient coins. I have a few I have saved for him over the years and he particularly seems fond of the octopus and sea monster coins. Those were always my favourites as well so we really enjoy them together. I am teaching him how to use a Jeweler's loupe. He seems enchanted with the world of small things... sound familiar? I know you know how he is thriving and growing and turning out to be quite the most precious thing on earth--but it is still nice to write it to you somehow. He did something so charming and reminiscent of you last week. He sat at the table and I had handed him a nutcracker to let him have a go at a walnut. He watched me use it for a moment and said in a very thoughtful voice, "That's quite practical." I giggled so hard. Such big words for a four year old! His Italian is better than his English. He seems to have my knack for language. Words and numbers-- What a wonder. Thank you for having left the best gift you could to this world... a little bit of yourself. Rest peacefully, Thomas. You are a loved man and always will be...
December 06, 2016
I was shocked to read it today. i loved his super pricelists. Ave caesar!
August 13, 2016
Dearest Thomas, To say I'm stunned by the news of your departure (apparently our mutual connections of the past have expired) 7 months after the fact is an understatement. Our unconditional love for one another never wavered in spite of some darker times (on both parts) along with youthful unrest, resulting in my choice to depart. However, as you know, you were never far from my heart. Our first 6 years together, especially, were what dreams are made, and I am honored we shared many years together. God created one of the most amazing individuals I will ever have the privilege to know and love. In spite of separating and following different paths, the blessing of an unconditional eternal friendship with you (even though from a distance) makes this loss especially difficult. I will cherish times with Irvin and Dorothy, our amazing trips to Europe (including attending my family reunion in Denmark), occasional coin shows, dinners and special times with mutual friends. Still smile when I remember getting lost in Paris as we walked the darkened streets for at least an hour before locating our hotel:) And.... jumping on a non-passenger train in Switzerland, wondering why we were the only 2 on board, until the conductor discovered our presence and sent us on our way. And our good fortune running into Hubert Lanz in the Swiss sausage shop with an invitation to be chauffeured to Schaffhausen (in his Rolls Royce, no less). Your concern upon hearing of my 2nd open heart surgery last year, with a beautiful note and special coin from Switzerland, where we once walked together, was above and beyond. I remember our conversation towards end of 2015 where you mentioned you weren't well, but did not elaborate. I regret not pressing you for more information. You never shared about your son, but the secret is out and I am grieved he will not continue to know his father and vice versa. I can assure you, there will never be another man who will replace you, and if I ever have the chance to meet your son, I will communicate that to him. As I now walk this trail of tears, I look forward to special moments when the sun meets the rain and beautiful light will lift my spirits in remembrance of many enchanting moments together. I welcome messages from fellow Thomas friends in hopes I can find some closure to his untimely passing. I can be reached at [email protected] or FB Angel Anderson. Rest in the arms of our Father, Dearest Thomas.
May 13, 2016
It is a shock to discover Tom's passing. He was an erudite and generous man and will be greatly missed in the field of numismatics. Tom always had the most beautiful coins; Coins "with style" as he termed it. He was ever eager to share his knowledge and work with me on the coins I desired, payment plans even, to make it affordable to me the ordinary collector.
April 12, 2016
I'm very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I've not spoken to him since I left Pomona in 1985, however, I remember him at least once a year, or whenever I hear the song "American Pie" which he played at least 5 times a day and which I thoroughly enjoyed hearing. He was my next door neighbor in Smiley dormitory. He was always a great conversationalist, mature for his years. His passion for coins even back then and his great intellect made me wonder of his travels and contributions to the world. He continues to be a fondly remembered friend. Condolences to the family.

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