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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

My condolences to his friends and family, May he RIP
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I am sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Very, very sorry to read this. I sure enjoyed Toms posts, his wisdom and his split lifestyle between his vanagon, bay window, Hawaii and skiing. He had a lot of experience in what I consider a great lifestyle. Condolences to his fami,y and friends. Wish I would have met him in person. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Thoughts and best wishes to his family and close friends
from a fellow Aviator and VW family member
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

RIP Tom Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Sad to hear. RIP Tom!

Did not have any direct interaction with Tom on the site but I know I've read a lot the info he provided and many a threads, a small part of him will live on because of this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Well .. shit. Leukemia is a hell of a way to go...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I'm so sorry to hear this. Tom was one of my favorite Samba members.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

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If a thread starting going off the rails you could always count on Tom to sneak in there with a comment that was both wise
and deceptively funny. He was like the embodiment of a Steely Dan song. We'll really miss him over in Vanagonland. Crying or Very sad

So true. I never knew Tom outside of Samba, but I learned to always pay
attention when a post showed up from TP... it was always worth the time. Wink

Peace & strength to his friends & family.

Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

In true Samba spirit, Tom was always smart, funny, and both generous and humble with his knowledge.

Old VW vanners never die, they just ride at the back of the Bus. Tom is always welcome to ride with us ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Just saw this thread. How sad to lose another good member of this forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

aeromech wrote:
Here's another email from Tom's Daughter

Gary,

Thank you for posting that on the Samba. I shared it with the rest of the family. I'm sure my dad has a big smile on his face right now. A little bit surprised and a little bit proud.
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I shared this cartoon with my dad years ago after he joined The Samba. He didn't really get it at first, but after he realized that he logged in to The Samba first thing in the morning and last thing at night and loved the forum and the people he met through it, he GOT it.


Very sad news, great cartoon

It sums up how I wish I could meet everyone here. hmmmm.... we are heading off for an indefinite road trip Wink

I learned from Tom. He will be missed.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Me ka pule a me ke aloha menemene.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Gary - is there a fund to send money for flowers to the funeral from the Bay community?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

My condolences... I never knew Tom, but he sounds like a great guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

My condolences to his family and friends... Never met Tom, but I enjoyed his postings here. I've greatly enjoyed how the internet and forums have connected me with so many great VW people from all over the world. What a great community.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Damn.

I just spend a bit in the search here looking for my first interaction with Tom… He was teaching me how to install an accelerator cable. Damn.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Tom. He projected a positive and helpful virtual self in these forums and it’s nice to know that endeavor will live on in those postings. He’ll be missed.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

My condolences to his family and friends. Hope you have nothing but great memories. He was very much appreciated here. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

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RIP, Mr. Powell... thank you for being an active, thoughtful, helpful, respectful member of both the Bay and Van communities.
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