Tom was a dedicated and valuable member of the theatre organ community serving as crew chief overseeing the restoration and maintenance of the chapter's Phoenix Orpheum Theatre Wurlitzer and the Wurlitzer Organ installed in the First Christian Church Youth Center that is under the care of our chapter. Tom stepped down from his position as crew chief in April of 2015 after decades of service.
In addition to maintaining chapter instruments, Tom maintained the Organ Stop Pizza organ for over 25 years. A true pipe organ enthusiast, Tom installed a 3 manual 14 rank theatre pipe organ in his and his wife's, Beverly, residence and together they hosted countless organists, concerts, chapter meetings, and Young Organist Summer Camps from the early '80's on.
Tom was not a man to waste words preferring to let his work speak for him. Tens of thousands in the Valley have enjoyed the benefits of his behind the scene efforts over the past years and many more will continue to benefit from the legacy he leaves us. Our deepest condolences to his wife Beverly and his family.