1. Kelly Ward
    November 21, 2013 @ 9:26 PM

    Thank you

  2. David M
    November 22, 2013 @ 12:29 AM

    Excellent memoriam.

    Sorry Tom.

  3. Doug J
    November 22, 2013 @ 1:12 AM

    My wife and I were good friends with your dad and Sharon. Our kids and Jack & Whitney grew up together. It’s very sad we have lost them both. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Your memoriam is a great piece of writing.

  4. Jose Melendez
    November 22, 2013 @ 8:16 AM

    First, sorry to hear about your father my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Second, today 11/22 I mourn the passing of my father seven years ago. I read this blog and I found a lot of similarities. My father was shy, my father was also my number one fan, my very last words to my father were also I love you (I thank God for that blessing) and my father had less hair than me. You and I share the pain of lossing these great men, but we share the joy of remembering them. Thank you for sharing his life with the world.

  5. Angie
    November 22, 2013 @ 8:44 AM

    I don’t know what was more beautiful about this – your words, your memories or the open baring of your spirit. Know that you are loved.

  6. Jan Wezgray
    November 22, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

    My heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Susan Corvelli Bowcutt
    November 22, 2013 @ 4:26 PM

    Tom –

    I am crying for you and your family while reading this. Your words are beautiful. My sympathies go out to you and your family.


  8. Wanda
    November 22, 2013 @ 7:06 PM

    Absolutely so touching, so glad you & your dad were close. I hope he realized how you felt in his last hours. I am betting he did. Love you & Shannon

  9. Elizabeth
    November 24, 2013 @ 2:13 PM

    I”m so sorry for your loss, keep in mind while dealing with this difficult time that he loved you with everything he had and that you have so many people in your life who are there for you.

    Cry and take all the time you need.we’re all here for you.

    – i pray that they are together again and happy wherever they are.

    * many hugs and good vibes for you in your time of need.

  10. Judy Mullen
    November 25, 2013 @ 3:01 PM

    Tom, I knew your Dad in High School (Fort Hunt 1968),not well, I’m sorry to say, but when I saw the photos you posted, I remembered him well as a genuinely nice guy. Your story touched me, as I am sure it did many others. You were truly blessed to be so close to your Dad and clearly, he was blessed to have a son like you. You and your family have my sympathy and are in my prayers. thank you for sharing your story and his.

  11. brett tougas
    December 5, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

    I think your a wonderful son and am so deeply touched by your words and obvious love, respect, and admiration of your father.I enjoyed your company last night and hope your Holiday is restful.

  12. Will Merritt
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:35 PM

    Tom I am truly sorry for your loss. I have been out of touch the past few years. My son has been diagnosed with Autism. My wife daughter and son used to walk every night past their house. We just started to do this again this past week. We noticed that the house just not being up kept to the usually standard. He loved saying Hi when we walked by. We asked around within the community and found out they both passed. Please accepted our blessing and I hope God has been with your family.
    Would like to speak with you all about renting the house as our growing family needs are increasing and would be honored to help you all upkeep the house. Both my kids go to Rawlings elementary right in our neighborhood.
    Feel free to call me directly at 727.421.7517 if you and your family do not want to discuss this we understand. God Bless you and your family while dealing with your loss. Will Merritt

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