Friends of the Future4200 Forum,
NOTE: Out of respect for Dr. Tom’s wife and son, please Do NOT SHARE this outside the Future4200 forum or on any social media.
It is with a heavy heart that I relay the news that @Mitokid (Dr. Tom) passed away sometime during the night of August 16th.
Dr. Tom was an amazing man and a brilliant chemist. We worked side by side together for two months and talked from 8am to 8pm all day for three more months after that until the day he passed away.
But more than that he was like an older brother to me.
He was a great teacher and an amazing friend. He was my new best friend, and the love and attention he gave me and my professional development was unlike anything anyone has ever done for me. It made many things possible for me that seemed out of reach and he made me strive to be a better person.
I also know for a fact that I’m not the only one on this forum for whom Dr Tom’s presence, knowledge and attention made a huge impact
We will be setting up a formal fundraiser in the coming weeks, in order to assist his family through this devastating time.
For now, I am just trying to get a small amount of money together quickly to help reduce the financial stress for his wife in the immediate, and without creating a competing GoFundMe to the formal one that will be set up in the coming weeks.
As Dr. Tom helped many of us here with his generosity of time and knowledge, it would be nice to see if just those of us on this forum can raise $5K quickly. A small way to honor him and show appreciation for his contributions both to this community and many of us personally.
Let’s see if we can raise the $5K by September 9, 2022
You can donate via his wife’s PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp accounts:
(Kathleen Szabo, Wells Fargo)
Questions can be sent to his son at email@example.com
I miss you Dr. Tom
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