Great memories with Tom Shaffer at AWA in the 90's
Tommy Shafer
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 13, 1967
  • Date of passing: Jun 7, 2012
Let the memory of Tommy be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Tommy Shafer, 44, born on July 13, 1967 and passed away on June 7, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karin Brunner on 5th August 2012

"I just found out at the AWA reunion of Tom's untimely death. I worked with Tom in Reservations and in Res Admin. He was so kind and caring, and he always had a great funny story.
Until we meet  in Peace"

This tribute was added by Darcy Graybill-Tillman on 21st June 2012

"I first met Tom in the 8th grade. I was the "new girl" and Tom was one of the 1st people to welcome me.He was always super kind, sweet and an all around awesome guy. Thanks to Facebook we reconnected. I loved Tom...I will miss him more than words can say. I hope they have Zumba in Heaven!  Your in peace now my friend. I know you will be watching over all of us. You are in my memory forever"

This tribute was added by Danette Shoop on 19th June 2012

"Tom, we did not really know each other in high school but we got to know each other on facebook on the nights where I could not sleep you were still up. You are a gentle soul and it has been a privilege to get to know you. You will be greatly missed. See you again when I get up there."

This tribute was added by Joanie Fox on 19th June 2012

"Dearest Tom, I will forever miss your gentle spirit and loving nature. You truly cared about each and every person you came into contact with. I'm so happy we got to reconnect over facebook. I enjoyed hearing about your children, football, bird watching and your passion to help others. You will be forever missed and never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jill Niedziela on 18th June 2012

"Tom, we didn't know each other that well in high school but had such a great time hanging out with you the last time we were all together. I'm SO thankful for that night and all the wonderful pictures that we took. I'm so sad to not have you to talk shit to about your Hawks and tell you weekly during the season how much better my NINERS are! I will miss you dearly Tom :)"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Wilkins on 18th June 2012

"What an honor to be able to contribute a kind word about a kind beautiful man.  Tom, I just loved you so much.  I would come home from work every day and tell my husband how much you are loved by all of us and especially how much we respected you.  It was a privilege and an honor being your friend.  Someday I will see you, again."

This tribute was added by Bobbi Balaschak on 13th June 2012

"I am so saddened to hear the news of Tom's passing.  I too, worked with Tom at America West.  Those were great times in the Marketing department.  We were more than co-workers, we were a family.  Those memories are deeply treasured.  You're a good man, Tom!  You will be truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Finnin on 12th June 2012

" always knew how to make me laugh....I miss you so much and will always be remembered in my heart."

This tribute was added by Doug Rooks on 11th June 2012

"The memories of tom go back when we played soccer together. he was always the most energetic and team oriented person.tom was just a people person Even when we went to high school it didnt matter what group you were in he always acknowledged you. the world will have a huge gap without his cheerful and gracious personality. rest in peace my friend ill see ya on the other side"

This tribute was added by Christy Tseu on 11th June 2012

"I attended high school with Tom but finally got to get to know him a little over a year ago. Every moment we spent together was full of laughter and good times. I'll never forget the time the cologne fell out of your leather jacket and broke. We tried to act like nothing happened but everyone heard it. Party FOUL! I'm gonna miss you Tom. Until we meed again, watch over all of us. We need U"

This tribute was added by Jeannine Adkins-Fleeman on 11th June 2012

"Tommy, I will never forget the days growing up with you at the Mt, Vista pool and the endless games of H.O.R.S.E. on the basketball court.On one of our many visits together you leaned over and kissed me in front of my Dad.You claimed it was one of the bravest things you ever did! I would have to agree. Be at peace, Brave One!"

This tribute was added by Kevin Lough on 10th June 2012

"I am going to miss you, Tom. I really enjoyed reconnecting with you, and our middle of the night chats since neither of us could sleep. My heart broke when I got the news, and the tears keep coming. But you will be remembered warmly with love, with a smile and a laugh."

This tribute was added by Renee Weiss-Dillion on 10th June 2012

"Dear Tom.. Thanks for always cheering me up.. Going to miss our conversations and your play by play status on sports... Tj and I are going to rock out just for you.!!!  Love you"

This tribute was added by Kevin Poorman on 9th June 2012

"I will always remember my fun-loving little cousin hunting Easter eggs in the big front lawn of our Grandma and Grandpa Shafer's farm house; under the graceful watch of that big catalpa tree. Time moves on; memories don't. Goodbye my friend."

This tribute was added by Laurie Kunzie on 9th June 2012

"Tom, you were such a joy to be around at the Seahawk games.  You had that famous Shafer wit and always made me laugh.  But you also had such a sweet side and that is what I'll remember most.  Will miss you bunches, sweetie."

This tribute was added by Garth Woodbury on 9th June 2012

"To Tom and his wonderful family and friends who are here to remember this special man. Words cannot adequately express the feelings of loss and sadness that we share in losing you. Tom had an amazing ability to make you feel like you had known him all your life. His sharp wit and thoughtful expressions were just a part of his nature. Que Dios te acompane a mi amigo."

This tribute was added by Zach Shafer on 9th June 2012

"He was my Dad, we played catch, he made me watch football and kiss concerts<3 he used to throw me up in the air, he used to watch me swim, he played with me all day long..And so much more.. He was an amazing daddy...his love for his kids reached the heavens, I love him forever and always and is to be never ever you dad<3"

This tribute was added by Michelle Grena on 9th June 2012

"Oh Tom, it was so much fun meeting you and having you join our group for some Seahawks games. Your laughter and cheering will be missed.  Ii regret you are the only Shafer I did not get a picture of at the games...and I looked through all my Seahawk pics.  :("

This tribute was added by Linda Wilt on 9th June 2012

"Tom was my first supervisor at AWA.  He was so young, only 20 at the time.  He was great to work for.  He educated, motivated and became our friend.  I worked for and with Tom in lots of capacities.  His unfailing happy spirit was a joy to be around and made FlightFund the best department at AWA."

This tribute was added by Robby- Sandra Christensen on 9th June 2012

"I (Sandy Brown) went to school with Tom and had the pleasure to reconnect with him, thanks to Facebook, and although we only communicated in this manner we were able to catch up. Tom was a very special guy with a good sense of humor and such a warm heart. He will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Kim Barrett on 8th June 2012

"Tom you were loved and will be missed dearly. You are what made us all a big family in the AWA days. So many great times, so many wonderful memories. I loved being able to connect with you after so many years via FB across the miles. You touched so many of us. I will post a few pictures of those who will always remember you and the memories we shared and now will cherish."

This tribute was added by Carla Manske on 8th June 2012

"Tom, you, your character, your being; touched so many people in your life; in such a positive caring way.  You were such a kind soul.  You were and are by far the most thoughtful man I have ever met.  You always thought of others often before thinking of yourself.  You always had a smile, a joke or a funny idea to share with others.  Such a wise caring person you were. I miss you!"

This tribute was added by joann poorman on 8th June 2012

"candle lit by AUNT JODY on June 8 2012.

you loved life,family big as well as little times.having you on facebook created a loving bond that is unbreakable.miss you each morning when checking in with your day.LOVE YOU FOREVER."

This tribute was added by Linda Fry on 8th June 2012

"Tom, you are loved by so many and have blessed the lives of all of us.  I will miss you my friend and will think of you often and you will bring a smile to my face.  Thank you for being a part of my life.  Rest in peace friend."

This tribute was added by Mychelle Blythe on 8th June 2012

"Tom was an amazing and loving person. I loved when we were able to message each other on Facebook so we could keep in touch. He was a great cousin and I will miss him greatly!!"

This tribute was added by Julie McLea on 8th June 2012

"Tom, I am saddened beyond all measure!  Just when we found you again you are gone.  I will miss your laugh, your passion for your Seahawks and our Sunday chats about football!  You were such a pleasure to work with at AWA.  Kick one through the goal posts in the sky, and wait for the day we see you again!  Rest peaceful my good friend!"

This tribute was added by Blair Tucker on 8th June 2012

"So sorry to hear about Tom.  I worked with him in Flightfund at America West and will always remember his hearty, sweet laughter.  So sad....."

This tribute was added by Sondra Smith on 7th June 2012

"Please share any memories you have of Tom no matter how big or small.  Tom was a very warm hearted spirit with a tremendous sense of humor.  I know he touched many everyday."

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