In Memory

Thomas Taphorn

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08/25/13 02:10 PM #1    

Craig Surprise

Tom was the first person I'd ever known whose life was cut short by a freak accident--in '62 or '63.  I remember vividly the day he returned to classes--after being hit and run over by a truck while waiting at the bus stop, then being hospitalized for many weeks or months.  What I didn't know at the time was that he had very little time to live, so his return to class was, in effect, Tom seizing the opportunity to say 'goodbye' to all of us...and to the opportunity to attend the academy to which he'd already been accepted.  R.I.P., Tom.

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