Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Thom Trimble Memorial Service Information & a Note from John Monteverdi


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In Memoriam (for Thom),

With you a part of me hath passed away;
For in the peopled forest of my mind
A tree made leafless by this wintry wind
Shall never don again its green array.
Chapel and fireside, country road and bay,
Have something of their friendliness resigned;
Another, if I would, I could not find,
And I am grown much older in a day.
But yet I treasure in my memory
Your gift of charity, and young hearts ease,
And the dear honour of your amity;
For these once mine, my life is rich with these.
And I scarce know which part may greater be,–
What I keep of you, or you rob from me.

George Santayana

Dear Family, Loved Ones, and Friends of Thom Trimble,

A Celebration of Thom’s Life will take place on

• Friday 16 January 2015, 11AM

• Mt Diablo Unitarian Church

• 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94549

The family realizes that many of Thom’s friends cannot make the celebration in such short notice. A separate celebration is being organized by John Monteverdi for a Saturday evening sometime in March or April.

• Testimonial To Thom

• Running and Storm Chasing

• TBA Sometime in March or April 2015

From John Monteverdi:

I have suffered a terrible loss in my life. Thom Trimble, my best
friend of many years, whom I have known since 1982, died yesterday
at the age of 55. I know this sounds corny, but he died doing one of the things he loved doing the most, in the midst of a run.

This is the biggest blow to Mary Lothrop Trimble and to his
two children, and his siblings, his parents, and to his former wife Laurie Matthews. But also the loss of Thom is devastating to me
personally. His absence will leave a gap that never can be filled. He was a constant support, a running mentor, a best friend, a partner in storm chasing and in the running clubs we founded. Thom, I hope you have peace at this moment and forever. You loved and were loved. Many people will be affected by your absence.

Rest in peace, my dear friend.