Saturday, April 30, 2011
I'm sad to share that Tom's dad died on Thursday. We met John over 15 years ago when Annette and Tom first started dating. He and Tom's mom Theresa have always been very welcoming and hospitable whenever we saw them. We have enjoyed many dinners over the years at their place and have celebrated many wonderful occasions together, along with some sad ones as well. Just two weeks ago, we were invited to share the occasion of his 70th birthday. While it was difficult to see him not feeling well, it was wonderful to see his friends and family come together to celebrate John and his life. He was a well respected man in his community as we heard about many times that evening. He and Theresa raised two great sons and they are a tribute to his legacy. He will be missed by many!