Tom, who was always addressed as “Major” by the members of the corps he was associated with, had a lifelong dedication to our activity. It was in the years after WWII that his impact emerged. At a time when the Catholic Church sponsored drum corps as a youth activity, Tom organized Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cadets who became a very successful corps in 1953-4. About the same time he organized Our Lady of Loretto, another respected corps. Again with another corps, he did it in another era and style, creating the St. Ignatius All Girls Corps. They won the Girls division of the DCI in 1975, the last year that division was held. Tom made a strong and favorable impression on all the kids with whom he came in contact and was a respected leader.