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".

March 23, 2006 - 02:29 PM
Ashley Staton

  My thoughts and prayers are with the Tracy family during this diffiuclt time. Love, Ashley
March 23, 2006 - 01:46 PM
Tara Horstmeyer

  I worked with Tom Tracy for 12 years. He always asked a thousand questions and always made me laugh. He always had time to talk to everyone, and made you feel like family.
My reguards to the Tracy Family. Tom will be missed.
March 23, 2006 - 12:47 PM
Darren Telfair

  I have never met Mr. Tracy but, I do appreciate the wonderful wedding gift that he and Mrs. Tracy had given to Susan and I. Susan often times has spoken of Mr. Tracy as a family member and was deeply saddened to learn of his illness, and saddened still to learn of his untimely demise. As I had written before, I have never met Mr. Tracy but hearing of him and his manners and by judging the way Susan smiles and laughs whenever she spoke of him, I'm saddened to learn of his passing. I am saddened still not to have met this accomplished man.
March 23, 2006 - 11:19 AM
Susie Boyd-Tomsic

  Dear Erma Jean, Cynthia, Christina Catherine, Kilian and Tommy

My heart is heavy as I learned of Tom's leaving his earthly home. Although our respective lives have taken divergent paths over the last 20 years the fond memories of old friends remains with us forever. So it is that I will remember Tom "drilling" every new friend, whether they be young or "not so young", with questions about their past, present and possibly what future plans they might be making at the time!The hunting stories that came from the Desert Sea Ranch, Dove Dinners, birthday parties at the park with our growing families, dinner parties...the list goes on and so will Toms's spirit with the twinkling eyes, genuine interest in others and a smile that lights up the sky. I want to ask him "Say, now, tell me Tom, how do you like heaven?" We all know he is probably holding court already. I am quite sure he is on an etheral phone line and we should all be getting a call from him soon if we listen carefully.
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

With Love,
Susie Boyd-Tomsic
March 23, 2006 - 09:09 AM
Tim Reams

  I worked for Tom at GPD in California back in the early 1980's. I alwats liked him, he was very nice to me. I remember one time when he wanted to show me around the engine plant & he says "hop on". We got on the golf cart & buzzed around the place, all the employees would smile & wave when they saw him coming by...and he did the same. I have not kept in touch over the years but fondly think of him often.
March 23, 2006 - 08:23 AM
Warren and Kim Yadon

  Tom will never know how much he impacted my life. I was fortunate to be able to spend time with Tom and learn by watching him. Every person is a leader, be it a good leader or a bad leader. Tom was a wonderful leader and teacher. From Tom I learned many things, one was that it does not matter what you have, it is what you do with it to make this world a better world. I hope to carry on what Tom has taught me as we finish up with the orphanage we are building and next we will be building a school. Another learned experience from Tom was that education is so important. A person with an education has more power to make change than one with a sword. Thank you Tom for being true to your beleifs, your family, your friends. You impacted us all deeply and the world is a better place because of you. Thank you for your friendship. I hope to carry on the good you started in my small way. Be it small we are making a difference in so many lives and I know that you smiling down from heaven. Be it known that it will be a tribute to a great man. It will be a tribute to you Tom.
Thank you,
Warren Yadon and family
March 23, 2006 - 04:05 AM
Dave & Mary Ann Rosenberger

  We have lost a great friend who was "larger than life" and who will survive forever in our memories. Our thoughts are with you.
March 23, 2006 - 02:31 AM
Kathryn Farley

  March 22, 2006
I am signing this guestbook to communicate my deep sadness about the death of my godfather Tom Tracy.

Uncle Tom was a valued member of the Tracy clan-an integral presence in every family event, whether it be an anniversary celebration, wedding, birthday or graduation. At familial gatherings he could be called upon to recite an Irish blessing, share a tale or, most frequently, an off-colored joke or two.

Most people would agree that Tom Tracy possessed a lust for life and a joy for living. In fact, it would be fair to say he was a bit of a character, in the best sense of the word. I can recall so many of his endearing and unique traits-ranging from his love of high-tech gizmos to his penchant for driving with one hand on the wheel and the other clinging to a telephone receiver transmitting the sounds of seven or more voices on the other end. I feel that he should be credited in Southern California history as being one of the first people ever to devise and operate a cordless speaking device while attempting to navigate the rigors of the Santa Ana Freeway, beginning in the early 1970's. Who of us can ever forget one of his subtle warnings: "Stay with me honey, I'm going under a bridge!"

Given his love for a good chat on the phone, it is fitting that the photo on the home page of this site captures him with a receiver firmly pressed to his ears in mid-conversation. I don't imagine he would want to be remembered in any other way.

Besides his robust sense of humor, what I will miss most about Uncle Tom is his passion for all things Celtic, most especially his ancestry. He remained, until his last breath, a proud and devout Irishman. It is no wonder, then, that he departed this world a few days after St. Patrick's day. His timing was always impeccable.

Goodbye Uncle Tom, may you find peace and tranquility in the next life. Thanks for the ancient stories, the hysterical impressions, the cards, the Christmas gifts, the Ir...
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