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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Tom's kindheartedness will be missed!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I don't know how I missed this. Thanks for posting Gary. I have always enjoyed Toms posts and wisdom. Thanks Tom. Mahalo!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:30 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Have a great weekend everyone

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I received an email from Terry, Tom’s daughter. She and her brother have plans to return to LA in June. The plan is to complete the brake job on his bus and she’s invited me to help. Hopefully the timing will be good and we can get this done.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

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I received an email from Terry, Tom’s daughter. She and her brother have plans to return to LA in June. The plan is to complete the brake job on his bus and she’s invited me to help. Hopefully the timing will be good and we can get this done.


Please give my best to the family, I lost my Dad on Good Friday, but at 93 I could only be thankful for all the time I got with him.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I did not know Tom. I had no one on one interaction with Tom. I, of course, came across Tom's posts over the years and they seemed to often stand out. I do feel the pain of losing someone close and of losing someone who made a difference in your life as a mentor, confidant, mediator, and friend.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Someone pass that on to the family please
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

I did last week.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Powell is gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Update: Yesterday Telford Dorr and I drove 130 miles into Los Angeles and met with Toms kids, Terry and Jeff. We brought lots of tools and together with what Tom had we were able to fabricate some hard brake lines for his front disc brake conversion that he never finished.

Tom working on his bus sometime ago

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Telford and I yesterday

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Terry and Jeff were great. Tom raised them right. Once the brakes were bled we did his Vanagon too. I guess it was real close to complete brake failure due to lack of fluid. Got that straightened out.

Here's a pic of Telford with the kids in front of their house. Jeff looks, acts, and sounds exactly like his Dad.

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So I'm the new owner of Toms bus. Here it is in front of my house in San Diego.

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Thanks Tom for the bus and thanks for being a great father and friend

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