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Honoring Tom Damato

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To say that Tom left his mark on the world would be an understatement.  He left this world so unexpectedly leaving a giant hole.  After more than 25 years teaching music, writing music, directing shows, and shaping young lives, his influence has spread worldwide.  His students have been recounting stories, memories, and personal accounts of ways he has touched their lives all over since hearing of his death.  Tom expressed himself through music and he was a genius.  He had a contagious smile and a drive to make his students the best that they could be.  His 2 sons are a living testament to the man he was. He made the world smile by simply playing a tune.  We have lost a brilliant light and he will be incredibly missed.

The money raised here will be for several things.

1.Tom was teaching overseas in AbuDhabi and we need to bring him back home.  
2.  We want to be sure we have a celebration of his life, so we are preparing memorial for him.
3.  NO FLOWERS PLEASE!!  He would not want that.  If you were thinking of flower, please consider this.
Additional funds will be going toward scholarships for the students in his old high school as well as his two sons.; his oldest is newly married and just beginning his career with the Marine Corp and his youngest  is working his way through college.


  • Christina Chancey
    • $125 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Sawyer
Clermont, FL
Tom Damato

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