June 29, 2012
Tommy R., 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Tommy was born in
Lincoln, Illinois. He spent his early years in California where he received
a scholarship to play baseball at Fresno State.
Upon graduation he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and found himself
in Orlando. After his baseball career ended, he became a teacher with
OCPS and spent 27 years at Edgewater High School as a driver’s ed
teacher, baseball coach, and athletic director.
He impacted untold lives with his work ethic, values, and dedication combined
with his wonderful love for life.
Always a positive person he lived every day to it’s fullest.
Tommy had such a unique personality that once you met him you never forgot
He was preceded in death by his wife Susan. Tommy is survived by his loving
wife Catherine; daughter Sarah (Keith) Reynolds; son Mark (Emy) Thompson;
grandchildren Brett and Amy Reynolds; brother Wayne Thompson and sister
Margo Laner of Auburn, California.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2; at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, Reformation Chapel, 106 E. Church Street, Orlando.
Donations can be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.