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With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom

Our dear Tortuga Tom has lost his battle with cancer. 
 May he forever swim with the tortugas.  Be at peace my friend.  
 

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 13:55:09 (permalink)
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    Rest in peace Tortuga Tom. The turtles are eternally grateful for your help
     
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 13:58:39 (permalink)
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    Rebeccas and my heart are truly breaking.......we were blessed to meet such
    a fine man as were all he touched ......RIP ,buddy ......
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 14:05:39 (permalink)
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    So very sorry that Tortuga Tom has passed.     
    He was great man with a great passion for the turtles and for his family.
    He will be greatly missed here in LocoGringo forums.  
    Praying for his family and friends as they mourn his passing.    
     

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 15:17:36 (permalink)
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    Our condolences go out to Maggie and the rest of Tom's family. Rest in peace, Tom.

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 15:25:49 (permalink)
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    Dear Tom,
    Thank you for sharing your turtle/conservation with me, your lessons were so valuable. Thank also for sharing your family with me to whom I wish peace and comfort to....especially Maggie.

    Remember we met on the beach, I had just finished a dive and my phone rang...it was my brother telling me my nephew had just been born. I cried like a baby, kinda just like now.

    RIP my dear friend.....we'll watch the turtles for you! Just keep providing the guidance, promise?

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    For Saskia: Odota, anna minun ajaa se pois!
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 16:03:28 (permalink)
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    DAMMIT, DAMMIT, DAMMIT!!!!!!!

    Wag more....bark less.
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 16:10:17 (permalink)
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    Prayers and condolences sent to Tom's wife and family.  Truly sorry for your loss.  


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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 21:04:24 (permalink)
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    Man, what a difficult day. Love you, brother. Until we meet again...


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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/13 21:28:47 (permalink)
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    RIP Tom.  You were a good man.
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 06:06:57 (permalink)
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    Still so sad. I met Tom in person, my last trip in 2014, waiting for our laundry to arrive from the Pueblo. We became fast friends and on our Whaleshark Adventure, we were partners. What a nut. Maggie, if you ever need anything, call me or PM me. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you for fighting so hard right along with Tom. You are a Saint.
     
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 06:14:10 (permalink)
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    Speechless, just speechless. I had a great deal of respect for TT. I never met him in person, but in his posts, you could read that he was real. 

    Hugs to Maggie and her family.

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 06:46:29 (permalink)
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    So saddened to hear this and wishing comfort and strength for his family.

     



     

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 08:13:22 (permalink)
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    From the Feb 2007 LG party on the beach - familiar faces


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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 08:18:53 (permalink)
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    I am so sorry 

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 08:19:06 (permalink)
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    Sorry to hear Tom has lost his battle. Our condolences go out to his family, the LG family
    and to the turtles of Akumal.
    You are already missed!
     
     

     



     
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 08:29:19 (permalink)
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    Never had the opportunity to meet Tom and Maggie, but as Uphill said, reading his posts, you could tell he was a true gentleman. Thanks for all you've done for the turtles, Sir. You will be missed!


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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 19:41:07 (permalink)
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    Tom's Obituary
     
    http://www.stitzelfamilyf...tices/Thomas-CochranJr
     
    We will all miss you Tom.  Our condolences to Maggie and the rest of Tom's family
     

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/14 20:34:50 (permalink)
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    Prayers to all. Such a sad day.
     
     




     
     
     



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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/03/15 07:03:57 (permalink)
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    What a fantastic obituary. Not often that reading one brings a smile to my face.
     
    RIP TT

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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/04/28 20:03:29 (permalink)
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    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sea Turtle Conservancy, https://conserveturtles.o...e-or-memorial-donation or St Jude's Children's Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105
     
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    Re: With Great Sadness/Tortuga Tom 2017/05/03 13:58:35 (permalink)
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    I have been away from the boards too long and just came across this.  So sorry to hear this.  I did not ever get the chance to meet Tom.  I just saw the Gringos on the Webcam today holding the Tortuga Tom sign.  Now I know why.  Hope everyone there is having a great time and remembering him fondly. 
     
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