Tom Petty

Aurora, Colorado


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Tom Petty, born in Boulder, CO on Christmas Eve, 1932, died December 12, 2009 in Denver, CO. His family includes wife Carol, daughter Caryn (Jonathan) Winkler, sons Tom and John (Gina), 8 grandchildren, and long time colleague and friend, Louise Nett. Donations may be sent to: Colorado COPD...

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Tom, you will be missed dearly. I have followed your career since day one, and now I am in shock that you are gone , but not forgotten. God Bless Tom's family, my condolences to them. A fan for life.

Tom was a good friend to me. He was a great teacher and physician.

Could someone send me Louise Nett's e-mail address?
Pat Moran, M.D.
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I am thankful for his life and his leadership on behalf of the millions who suffer from COPD.

I have many memories of Dr.Petty yet we never met. Once, when I crossed the Mekong with my oxymeter and my portable Companion to get into Laos (illegally) he was fascinated and wrote to me several times about my experience. His work for the COPD community has been monumental and we will all benefit from his legacy.
Helen Vanholsbeeck,
Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Finally, the peace you so richly deserve. Thank you so much for all the work and effort you did for those of us who hope improvements in our care and treatment will come sooner thanks to your EFFORTS... Rodger Haseltine

What a fine and helpful man he was. I have COPD and reading his words gave me much help, insight, and comfort. When I learned that he fished, I felt good because that is my hobby and I hope to continue it as long as I can as well. Sorry he is gone, glad his troubles are at an end. God Bless him and his family.
Judge Charles Horan
Glendora, CA

Tom visited Rosario, Argentina, for the first time in 1971 staying for ten days. His visit was unforgettable. In this short time he delivered many talks, attracted many physicians to the pulmonary field, and made many everlasting friends. Ever since he remained as a dearful guide and friend.
Thank you Tom.

Dr Petty's book was wonderful in helping me understand ARDS. When I talked with him, he expressed a regret that the medical profession has not studied this terrible illness more. He will be missed by the Pulmonary community and the medical profession.