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Memorial for Tom Marrin

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Raised by 88 people in 16 days
Created October 6, 2018
Tom Marrin was a valued colleague and friend for many of us at NBC for the last 39 years. Unfortunately, on October 4th, Tom passed away suddenly. We've setup this GoFundMe to help Tom's family cover the cost of the funeral.

"Tom was the man everybody called when there was an issue.  He always knew the correct answer, but would not hesitate to admit he was wrong.  He greets everybody with a smile and always looked to help others begin to learn a fraction of his knowledge base.  NBC has lost their most valuable  experienced engineer that we have all come to call our friend.  The impact of the news crossed the entire NBC community from Miami to Connecticut and no a dry eye remained." - Ted Natoli

" We all know Tom Marrin was the best technician at NBC. But there was a sight to Mr. Marrin that was not often seen by a lot of people in the studios but as coworkers and colleagues and good friends will attest to, he loved to clown around and play practical jokes. I recall one time when we shared a shop on the second floor near the studios. I was on the early morning shift and Tom usually came in around 8 AM. One morning I arrived and had immediate trouble trying to login to the NBC systems. After a few attempts, I was denied access to my email and any other pertinent information I needed for the day. After a few calls to the IT desk , no one could figure out why my credentials would not log me in. After a while scratching my head and not getting any help from IT support, I studied my keyboard only to find that someone had swapped my R S and P keys  and a few other keys on the computer keyboard. So when I thought I was hitting an R or an S , I was actually entering the wrong characters. An old trick I didn’t see coming. Now , it made total sense! It didn’t take me a long time to figure out who had done it , and the next day , after saying nothing to Tom, I proceeded to Krazy glue his mouse to his bench top. Well , this started to escalate over the next few days and we both knew who was doing what but never saying a word to each other until finally we realized how funny all of it was , and we declared a truce. This is just one of many stories I have about Tom , a good-natured soul ,who will be severely missed by all . Rest in peace my friend. You’re probably fixing Gods’ equipment as I write this." - Rich Russo

"Tom always put a control room at ease no matter what the situation was.  He always approached all problems with a positive smile that was reassuring to us all.  Tom was a role model to many of us and we will continue his legacy throughout the building and make him proud." - Atalay Akat

"Knowing Tom for the past 25 years has been an honor and a wonderful experience. I was always amazed at his skill in repairing, or in many cases modifying

equipment whether it be work related or something to do with his Ham Radio hobby, which he was fully immersed in.

Extremely knowledgeable in many areas, Tom always had a very calm approach to diagnosing and correcting a (sometimes on-air) problem even in

the midst of what we would so often classify as a disaster. I will miss our great conversations, and he will be truly missed by his family,

as well as his family here at NBC, the Ham Radio community, and his many friends."

-Mike Sarno

"Tom was my first contact at NBC. I started as a daily hire in studio maintenance in the late 90’s. Tom was always helpful and available to show me the “ropes” at NBC. Tom was the “unofficial” leader of the gang studio maintenance gang..Tony, Ziggy, John W., John L. Rich and Ralph. I always appreciated how welcoming Tom made me feel. 30 Rock has truly lost it’s “rock”. I am sure “upstairs” in heaven they are pleases to have some one who knows how to “do television” the right way"

- Steve Darnaud
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Raised by 88 people in 16 days
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