[NAFEX] More on Tom Vorbeck

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Thu Aug 4 19:29:29 EDT 2005

Like Charlie, I dealt with Tom through his and Jill's AppleSource  
company.  It was my first real introduction to the diversity of  
apples, and I, too, selected apple trees based on my family's taste- 
tests that AppleSource allowed.  I also spoke with Tom over the  
phone, and he was terrifically helpful and friendly.  I hope that  
Jill can keep AppleSource running, as I think it's a great resource  
for fruit explorers and others.   But i will miss him.  My  
condolences to his family.

Ginda Fisher

On Aug 4, 2005, at 6:04 PM, Doreen Howard wrote:

> I passed along the posts from people on this list about Tom to his  
> wife
> Jill.  She was very touched by Charles Paradise's and felt that he
> eloquently described what Tom tried to do in fruit exploring.
> I suggest that the post be printed in the next Pomona, as many of  
> those who
> knew Tom in Nafex don't subscribe to this list.
> There will be memorial service for Tom on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the  
> Liberty
> Church in Jacksonville, IL, if any of you live in the area.  It  
> will be an
> opportunity to say a few words and enjoy the fellowship of Tom's many
> friends.  Tom's wishes were that no flowers be sent.  I'm sure Jill  
> would
> appreciate a card, though.
> Doreen Howard

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