Tom Tracy
Please join us in celebrating Tom's life by a reflection, note, story, or as Dad would say "however the spirit moves you".

April 06, 2006 - 08:20 PM
Mark & Rose Maire Groves

  Today I’m going to said good by to a special friend. In our life time we meet thousands of thousands of people. Only a small handful we will remember. Tom is one of those invisibles that once you meet him you’ll never forget him. He has left us but will always be remembered by the people he has touched, by the originations he has founded and been involved with. This man will be missed by many people and I feel blessed that I can call him a friend. Our love goes out to his family.
April 06, 2006 - 05:36 AM

  Working with Ireland tonight....feel as if you are right here with me at the computer. Miss you and love you. Ireland will never be the same without you and the funny scenes we all made as a family in the duty-free shop. Your favorite question to random duty-free employees was "do you bargain?" and the jaunts through the airport saying “no autographs please” after the guy thought you were Dan Akroyd. Because we were late, only you could stop a boarded moving plane back to the gate to get our family to Hawaii(true story) Thanks for the laugh tonight. The humor makes this transition bearable.
April 05, 2006 - 05:08 PM
Edward OIson

  I was sadden today to learn of your fathers passing, the two times I met Tom are very memorable to me I will never forget him. I will toast a drink in his name tonight!
April 05, 2006 - 03:04 PM
Ivan Gaetz, Dean of Libraries, Regis University

  My heartfelt condolences are offered to the Tracy family at the passing of a remarkable man. I met Tom five years ago shortly after coming to Regis University. I deeply appreciated his interest in our school and library. Tom seemed to take great delight in upsetting the administrative apple cart, so to speak, and in "taking the road less travelled", and in this he sought always to make a positive difference. I will also remember Tom for his interest in the Canadian north, my stomping grounds, where at least on one occasion Tom travelled for hunting and fishing. He will be missed. RIP
April 04, 2006 - 07:02 PM
Ralph T. McElvenny, Jr.

  My family has admired and been friends of the Tracy family from our early years in Grosse Pointe, Michigan over 50 years ago. I grew up just a few years behind Tom and, years later, was delighted to see that he had become a great success in business. I overlap with Tom as a Director of the American Ireland Fund. Tom had tremendous zest for life and a wide circle of friends across the country and in europe. He took great pride in his family and their Irish heritage and received well dseserved recognition and honor for his support of peace and national reconciliation in Ireland. My family's condolences and prayers are with Tom's loved ones.
Ralph T. McElvenny, Jr.
Houston, Texas
April 04, 2006 - 02:29 PM
Kathleen Fletcher

  I am a very small voice in the giant world of Tom Tracy but, like so many, "Mr. Tracy" as we called him, touched all of us here at St. Jeanne's. Whenever he entered our school office everyone within ear-shot would smile. Even though he was a very busy man, his family was on the top of the list. He and Erma Jean were always here and always helping and supporting their children. Thank you for the smiles, Mr. Tracy, and thank you for the love.

Mrs. Kathleen Fletcher
Secretary/28 years/St. Jeanne's
April 04, 2006 - 10:51 AM
Frather Sean Mc Manus

  I was deeply sorry to learn of Tom's death.
Tom was a good-hearted and big-hearted man wo loved his God, his family and his country -- while never forgetting his homeland, Ireland.
My sincere prayers are with Erma Jean and family.
May the Good Lord comfort them in their great loss. And may Tom's noble Irish-American soul rest in God's eternal peace -- a peace won by the Death and Ressurction of Jesus Christ.
Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
Capitol Hill.
April 03, 2006 - 11:33 PM
Carol Hunold

  Dear Erma Jean and family,

A homilist once described the sum of one's life as a woven tapestry. Tom's tapestry is obviously larger-than-life, made of bold, rich fabric and colorful, strong thread.

I am thankful for Tom and Erma Jean's generosity to Project Success Schools. You have made the world a better place.

Some of our best living is done through the people we leave behind.

May each of you find strength in Tom's memory and comfort one another.

With deepest sympathy,

Carol Hunold
The Orange Catholic Foundation
April 03, 2006 - 11:14 PM
Karrie Norman

  I'm friends with Cyndi.She's a great lady.
I'm sorry for the loss of your father. Best wishes to you and your family. Lots of love.
Take care,Karrie
April 03, 2006 - 12:56 PM
Nick Terpstra

  Dear Erma Jean & Children,
Tom was a faithful husband, a loving father and a friend to many including my wife Joni and me. We will always cherish the memories of the fun times we enjoyed with Tom and Erma Jean at our Ducks Unlimited Fundraising Dinners. Tom and Erma Jean always had a great time at these events and I still can vision Tom going from one silent auction item to another, bidding up the prices to insure the event was financialy successful. He always left with an armful of prizes that he had won/purchased, only to give most of them away to his friends and business associates. The members of Ducks Unlimited have lost a dear friend and supporter and we will always cherish the fun times we had with Tom. Joni and I express our deepest sympathy to Erma Jean and her children. May God comfort you as only He can do during your time of sorrow. Blessings always.
Nick & Joni Terpstra
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