Service Friday for former school board president Tuomy Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:29 am
Services will be held Friday, Dec. 7, for John Tuomy, a former Palo Alto teacher who served for eight years on the Palo Alto Board of Education. Tuomy suffered fatal injuries from a fall off a ladder on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and died on Friday, Nov. 30.
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Posted by Claude Ezran, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:53 am
This is a heartbreaking tragedy, John was a wonderful person and a great contributor to our community. It is really sad to lose so many outstanding, really unique, community leaders in such a short time: Gary Fazzino, Ellen Fletcher, and now John Tuomy. My sincere condolences to John's family.
Posted by patricia levinson, a resident of Mountain View, on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:18 am
John Tuomy was a great friend of PAUSD children, schools, parents, and teachers. He was open-minded leader with a clear vision and a big heart. His passing is a great loss for PAUSD and the greater Palo Alto community. Heartfelt condolences to his family.
Posted by Sue Allen, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:56 am
Few people have done as much for Palo Alto Schools as John Tuomy, along with his wife, Carolyn. They started in 1980 to 'turn around' Fairmeadow Elementary when it was struggling, and went on from there to do all they could to support the students of Palo Alto. John's good spirit will be missed.
Posted by Roni, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Dec 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm
While I didn't know John, it's very clear to anyone reading this article that he cared about kids in Palo Alto and about this city's future. I do know that he must have been an amazing parent as his Son, Brian, is a joy to work with and to be friend's with.
Posted by Carrie Manley, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Mr. Tuomy was such a welcome and positive presence at Walter Hays. His love for his children, his grandchildren, and for all the kids in our community, was always a delight to see. Sincere condolences to his very loving family. He touched so many lives here in Palo Alto, and we will always remember him with fondness and great gratitude.
Posted by Erin Tuomy Mershon, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Dec 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Thank you all for your kind words and comments. Our family has been overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of support during this difficult time. Palo Alto is such a treasure and I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Posted by Robin Modlin, a resident of another community, on Dec 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm
Our family is very sad over the loss of John. We lived down the street from the Tuomys for 20 years in Greenmeadow before we moved 3 years ago. John was a wonderful man, a man to respect. We reach out to his family, Carolyn, Erin and Brian and send our love. The Modlins
Posted by Jan Strand, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm
John student taught in my class of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students during the '72-'73 school year at Barron Park school. It was obvious to me that he was dedicated and caring and that he would go on to be influential in education. I'm so sorry for this tragic loss.