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Dear Tompkins Family,

My family and I are sorry for your loss. We know this is a difficult time for you, and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Stomper

Posted by: Paul Stomper - Chicago, IL - One of Coach T's payers.   Feb 13, 2013

To my partner in crime, You made me laugh (a lot), cry, but most of all you made memories for Kevin and I. For that, Grandpa, I can't thank you enough. I will miss you more than you can imagine but please know I will carry those memories in my heart forever. I love you so very much Grandpa, even though you're a Democrat :)

Posted by: Christine - Washington, DC   Feb 12, 2013

Our sincere condolence. You will always be remembered in our hearts for the wonderful and lasting work you have done for all the children and adults at New Horizon Center.

Posted by: Brian, Richard, & Cliona Lim - IL   Feb 12, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Posted by: The Mogan Family - Chicago, IL   Feb 12, 2013

Dear Yvonne and Family--Please accept our condolences and prayers on the loss of your beloved husband and father, John. We will remember always the professionalism and compassion he showed to everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. Sincerely, Joe and Karen Zipparro

Posted by: Joseph & Karen Zipparro - Des Plaines, IL   Feb 12, 2013

Mike and Family,

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

Dennis, Paula, Trevor and Evan

Posted by: Paula Sabo - Skokie, IL   Feb 12, 2013

While I never personally met John, his son Mike coaches my son, who has learned much under his direction. As a father myself, I know that much of that is due to Mike's father. In that sense, John's life touched ours and we are thankful for it. Our family extends our deepest sympathy to Mike and the whole Tompkins family.

Posted by: Richard Stomper - Chicago, IL - friend of Mike Tompkins   Feb 12, 2013

I visited the home of John and Evelyn with my girlfriend Colleen, way... back in 1979 and that was my first time meeting John: When i walked in the living room he made such an empression that was strong but very kind. The rest of my stay was very pleasant. I was very impressed when John took me and the whole family for a ride in his Winter Bagel so that i would get a chance to see what Chicago

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Posted by: Teresa Atkins - Rocky Mount, 27804, NC   Feb 11, 2013

On behalf of our family we are saddened to hear about the loss of Coach T's dad, the loss of a parent is difficult , memories of all loved ones are the strength that carry us thru times like this. We wiil keep your family in our thoughts and prayers

The Trapp Family
Park Ridge,IL

Posted by: Steve Trapp, Judy Trapp, Sam Trapp and Family - Park Ridge, IL   Feb 11, 2013

To the Family of John Tompkins: Please except my heartfelt condolences on the passing of John. He was a great guy and I will keep him in my prayers.He will be missed. Sincerely, Tina Varallo The Harlem Irving Companies

Posted by: Tina - Chicago, IL   Feb 11, 2013