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Make sure those you love know it...

by Jim McKinney

I lost a friend today...granted, I haven't seen Tom Flynn for a while...we didn't see each other as much after I left WQXC a few years ago...but every so often I'd see him at Wings Stadium...or out in public...and he always let me know he was glad to see me...as I was him...Tom was my boss and my friend...not always a combination in the radio business...and you knew where you stood with Tom...he would let you know, whether you liked it or not...lol...Tom set an example for how to act no matter where he was or what he did...a veteran...head of security at Wings Stadium...GM for Forum Communications...and everyone whose lives he touched are better people...including me...

Tom lost his battle with cancer today...a battle he fought bravely...and knowing he is painless and at peace does take some of the pain away...but I am SO tired of losing friends and family to this rotten disease...as I mentioned on Facebook...it sucks...and it hurts...thanks for everything Tom...you will be missed...but most importantly...you will be remembered...