10:48AM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
I'm sure all of you who knew Tom Rowland (plumber tom) will share in our deepest sympathies to his family and friends, as well as our loss of a respected expert on this forum. Tom passed away suddenly on August 2, 2004 of a heart attack.

Tom and I had communicated frequently about common interests and this board. Tom was a great family man and enjoyed his fishing and was thrilled to moderate this board. Tom greatly enjoyed working with those who came here for help, and encouraged all of us in finding the solution to problems. Tom invested great personal interest and empathy to anyone who could benefit from his expert advise. We will all miss him terribly.

I was not certain whether this is an appropriate place to share this information and in some way to memorialize Tom. He posted messages to help others on this board on the last day of his life; so it seems fitting that we should remember him here, and carry on his task to help others.

God speed Plumber Tom and one more heart-felt thank you for all you have done.


11:14AM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Those of you who know me probably have never seen me use the "unhappy face emoticon" in a post. For this post, I do just that.

I am very sorry to hear about Plumber Tom. He was a wonderful human being.

Thanks for informing us, tomh. This seems a very appropriate place to me.


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doug seibert

02:42PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
I feel privileged to have known PlumberTom.....

He was extremely knowledgeable and generous in moderating the Forum....

His love of fishing was evident in his online personna: "MahiMahi"

PlumberTom.....You will be missed......


05:29PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
It takes alot of caring for someone to take the time to help others with very little thanks. Tom was one of those people who took the time, because we all know he cared.

Thank you Tom on behalf of all you helped.

We WILL miss you very much.

*** "One floor expert to rule them all!" ***


06:47PM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 07/19/04
41 lifetime posts
go out to his famliy and friends. What a shock. I haven't been on here for two days...

I know he helped me out with a few of my situations and certainly appreciated that help to the fullest. He will be missed by many, certainly myself included.

Thank you for the information Tom. I will talk to you tomorrow. Have to go for now.


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Some have better luck next time around,

some don't, and some don't even try.


04:27AM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
This is a sad morning for me. I just left a thread for someone and was hoping for Plumber Tom's approval on it. I've gotten to know him this way, from some of the sump pump threads I've answered. I do hope that other members/readers get this news. My heart and prayers go out the family &friends of Plumber Tom. I will miss you greatly. Good Bye Plumber Tom. Cellarwater.


01:11PM | 08/27/04
Member Since: 06/13/04
2 lifetime posts
I just found out about plumber Tom's death yesterday while I was talking to Minifoxx. It was shocking to me too. He was always so helpful. He was always willing to help those who would ask. I will certanly miss you, plumber Tom. We all will miss you. Godspeed.



05:22PM | 11/03/04
Member Since: 07/30/04
11 lifetime posts
Tom responded so quickly and kindly. I just came back on the boards to ask a question about flooring and read that the plumbing forum was being dedicated to him. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

And, to all of you who care enough to take the time to help us knuckleheads, just know that your help is greatly appreciated. I hope my son will grow up to be so helpful.

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