New Paltz Rotary meetings just wont be the same without Tom's stories of life growing up in Montana and his boundless joy in each of his granddaughter's achievements. He loved to travel and would always return with a story. I enjoyed sitting next to him, listening to his stories and it was months before I discovered that he had been Mayor not just once but 4 times as he didn't talk much about his own achievements. 
The local sites are full of the detail of his life but we remember Tom the Rotarian and one quote from Hudson Valley 1 sums him up "Tom had a strong desire for a life of meaning lived for society and mankind" which dovetails beautifully into the Rotary idea of "Service before Self".
We will miss you Tom.