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Offline Mike Vice

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Tom Young
« on: May 06, 2018, 12:59:47 AM »
   For those of you who count Tom Young as a friend, very sad news.  Tom died yesterday, 4 May 2018, of stomach cancer after years of ill health.  First it was diabetes, then it was renal failure requiring thrice-weekly dialysis, then he thought he'd beaten esophageal cancer last fall with radiation and chemotherapy, then he was recently stricken with metastasized stomach cancer.  Only given about a month to live he finally said "enough is enough" and discontinued his dialysis to hasten his own end.
   Tom was a gentleman, a general good guy, and a great friend.  The trite response to such news is "He will be missed," but in this case it is very much true.  I have been trying to sell his WWI stash of OT 1/72 aircraft and will continue to do so not only because Tom asked me to do so but also to help his wife Lynne with expenses.  An updated listing of what's available will be posted later today.
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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 01:18:59 AM »
Thatís sad to hear Mike. I remember Tom from the wwi mailing list through the years.
He always was a really nice guy. 
My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 02:08:36 AM »
Sorry to hear the sad news.  My prayers and condolences go to his wife and family.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 03:09:23 AM »
Very sorry to hear this. I don't know Tom but have lost a number of friends to cancer. My condolences to his family.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 06:46:10 AM »
Mike, I know how close you and Tom were and you have my deepest condolences.  I met Lynne at a couple of the Sonoma County shows.  Please let her know how sorry I am for her loss.  Tom was one of the good ones.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 09:01:56 AM »
Sincere condolences to Tom's family.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »
It's always very sad when a fellow modeller passes away. Our deepest condolences to Tom's family and friends.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2018, 06:36:12 PM »
Another very sad news, RIP Tom, my condolences to his family.


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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2018, 11:07:47 PM »
    Saddened to hear of the passing of another of the modelling community, my sincere condolences to all of his friends and family.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2018, 08:02:56 AM »
Sorry to hear Tom has Passed. I only knew him from the List but remember him as being a Great Guy. My condolences to his Family and to you for the loss of your Good Friend.
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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 12:55:28 AM »
Very sad. A brave fight and a braver decision at the end. Keep your memories of him fresh forever.

I was clean,shaved and sober and I didnt care who knew it.

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Re: Tom Young
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 07:45:59 AM »
Rest in Peace Tom, my sincere condolences to all the family.