Wow still can’t believe your gone Big Brother my heart is hurting so, so, so much!!!! I can’t begin to imagine a better Big Brother than you you we’re everything a Brother should be and more!!!! Such wonderful memories I have of you when you would build your ship and airplane models and we would shoot rubber bands at them with rulers after you spent all that time building them but hey we we’re having fun right that’s what brothers do!!!! And then there was that trip we made to Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD where we checked out all the cool tanks and planes what a fun memorable day that was!!!! And then there we’re all those awesome games of RISK fun times for sure!!!! You know Tom you we’re the reason I joined the Coast Guard, you encouraged me to join you gave me guidance when I really needed it when I didn’t know what to do with my life it turned out to be one of the best decisions I mad in my life I am so very grateful for that Tom you we’re always there when I needed you!!!! You will be dearly missed my Big Brother!!!! You no longer have to suffer you can now Rest In Peace you are in a much, much, much better place!!!! I love and miss you Big Brother!!!!
I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a gentle soul and a really good man.
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Always made me laugh at the family holidays. I remember him being at grand mom and grand pops house the night I sold my car. They kid that bought it wanted to know if Uncle Stan really signed the title. Your dad was standing there in uniform and the kid said “Yea, I guess that’s a dumb question with a cop standing here”. After he left your dad asked me if he really signed it and I said “no, I signed it “. Your dad and grand pop laughed. Silly story but it always stuck in my head. Regardless of what did or didn’t happen, I always loved your dad.
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
And that is dying...
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Oh my brother you can finally put down your burdens and rest. You were the best big brother…gave the best rides! No greater storyteller…from the police force to the fire department and your water slide antics you would have all of us rolling. Always there for me. Such a good and gentle spirit. In your absence the world will be a poorer place. I love you. I will miss you…but I know you are at peace in the arms of the Lord to whom you devoted yourself so completely. Say hi to Mom and Dad for me and I will see you again one day.
With deepest sympathy, if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
Joe and Flossie McFadden
We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Please let us know if you should need anything, we are only a phone call away. Our prayers are with you.
Charlie and Grace Bonsall
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.