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 02, 2006 - 04:14 AM

  Those six words cut through my heart like a sharp dagger because I knew how much it was going to hurt without you around. Dad I miss you so much. There are so many little things I miss about you already. I miss talking to you. I miss calling you up on the phone and sharing the tiny details in my life, whether it was something about school or in my neighborhood, you always would say, "So what else can you tell me." You always loved to gossip with us girls. Dad there are so many things I want to thank you for. Thank you for teaching me how to love. Thank you for teaching me how to be a good person. Thank you for teaching me the importance of giving back to society and the importance of helping others. Thank you for teaching me to be an independent thinker. Thank you for giving me an education, even when I didn't want to go away to boarding school. Thank you for teaching me the value of the dollar and to not be wasteful. Thank you for taking me around the world to places I'll never forget. Thank you for teaching me the importance of faith and not to play roulette with God. Thank you for having this child-like sense of wonder that I've always admired about you. Thank you for understanding me and always being supportive. So Dad, its not good-bye now for I know in my heart you arenít gone. You are everywhere in people I meet, places I go, and things I see. I love you forever.
April 02, 2006 - 04:11 AM
Julie D

  I am a complete stranger who didn't know your dad and husband. I was reading the Register obits. I live in texas . I just moved from So Cali and i do my HS class reunion. So i need to keep up on losses from our class.
But i have to say what a lovely tribute in the newspaper. It described a man i wish i had known. And felt as tho i had when i finished reading your loving tribute. You made him very proud with this. That you could touch a complete stranger with his obit.
God bless you all.. Try not to dwell on his death but on his fantastic life and his love of each of you.
Take care, Julie D
April 01, 2006 - 06:38 PM
Ian Gordon

  To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch...
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded! -Emerson
April 01, 2006 - 12:26 PM
The Dunham Family

  Dear Tracy Family,

What a sad and beautiful day.So many wonderful memories of past and present. A sad day for your family yet you were all so gracious to all. Thank you so much for sharing a day with us I will never forget.

April 01, 2006 - 11:02 AM
Paul & Tammie Vershum

  March 31, 2006 11:35pm

Paul & Tammie Vershum
Tracy Industry's / GPD Phoenix

Our deepest sympathy to the Tracy family

What a beautiful service today.
They say it's not what you know,
But who you know.

I feel I've known this man when I've never met him, only talked to him on the phone. Or should I say hung up on him.

He was talking to Paul about fishing and said whats your home phone number and don't say a word. He calls me at home and says can Paul go fishing? When I asked serveral times, Who am I talking to? When he wouldn't say who it was I hung up on him. Boy did they have a laugh on me.

Paul has worked for Tom Tracy for 22 years. And let me tell you he's worked some long hours or make it days.
I hope he takes one thing from this service today, that family is important, not just your work family, but your home family.

God BLess you each and everyone and know you are always thought of and loved by a great man,
God and Tom
April 01, 2006 - 01:50 AM
Eric & Debbielee Lee

  We feel so lucky to have known Tom & his wonderful family!
I have a lot of fond memories of Tom, full of laughter and surprise as well as him testing the bounds of my patience. There were many nights when we first met in 2003 that he would call me late at night to talk or try to help me defrag my computer and maybe add a helpful program or two. Next thing I knew it was 1:00 AM!

I had the good fortune (once) to be one of the lucky friends that rode on the back of the golf cart at his office. (What a wild ride that was!)I almost lost a leg going around a tight corner at Mach 5! Tom showed me all around and knew everyone on a first name basis! I could tell that he really cared for his employee's and the integrity of his business.

There were also the three way calls which Tom loved! I never knew who he was going to patch in at any time any where in the world! Some of the guys he patched in had such thick Irish accents that I could barely understand them, but of course Tom had no problem whatsoever! Once I figured out this standard practice I got a cell phone plan with many more minutes!

His service today was the perfect culmination of his life here on earth. He has a family that loved him dearly,friends that cherished him and many people who's lives he changed for the better in many parts of the world.

I was and remain one of those little people whom he had a huge impact on!

He was a giant among men and someone I will stive to be like in many ways for the rest of my life! Especially his giving heart,strong family bonds and sense of humor!

We will miss him untill we meet again!

With Love & Sincere Appreciation,
Eric & Debbielee Lee
March 31, 2006 - 11:19 PM
Pete & Rose Cosner

  We were surprised and saddened by the news of Tom's passing. We missed the usual Christmas card and attributed it to our move. Our deepest sympathy to the Tracy family. I will always remember Tom and all the years I worked for him and his father at GPD and Tomadur.
March 31, 2006 - 10:58 PM
James O'Neill O'Brien

  "What he was, he was.
What he is destined to become, depends on us. Remembering him, how we choose to lead our lives gives his meaning."
March 31, 2006 - 08:26 PM
Everett & Barbara Grahn

  What a spectacular send off! Tom would have loved every minute of it.
We will miss the surprise "pajama" visits, his unexpected "gifts" and his wonderful sense of humor (and timing). God has welcomed Tom home and some day we will, as was said today, meet him again. Thanks for the fun memories.
Barbara & Everett
March 31, 2006 - 06:12 PM
joseph gatto

  Our deepest sympathy to the Tracy family Mr. Tracy was such a joy to all of us at the club. He will be missed.Joe Gatto and the staff of The Pacific Club
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