ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tom Clark. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Nicole Victoria on April 2, 2021
Even though I spent maybe 2 months in office with Tom, he made sure that everyone on his team was cared for. When I needed a mental health break, Tom made it known that he was there to support in any way that he could and shared some baked goods that he bought in bulk. He went out of his way to show compassion and that is something I'll always be grateful for.

And since it's Friday, I think he'd want this to be shared somewhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

We'll miss you, Tom.
Posted by Megan Rouhier on April 2, 2021
I will always remember a moment with Tom in the Seattle office, probably right after his join. I had been running late for our time together, time that Tom had asked for. It was Tom's time. And I was late. Despite that, he started the discussion by asking how I was doing, wanted to talk through family, life, everything BUT his issue at hand. I don't even think we ever got to what we originally wanted to discuss. But it didn't matter. Losing someone who remembers what's truly important every day is a forever reminder of what's important every day... We will miss you Tom.
Posted by Isaac Weil on April 2, 2021
I was pretty nervous when I first started at PSB, and I think Tom sensed that so he made a point to get to know me and try to get me to join group discussions. This speaks to what his team said about the wellbeing of others being his main priority. He was unabashedly himself in every interaction and one of the most genuine people I've met.
Posted by Kim Schaefer on April 2, 2021
Tom was a shining light, so funny, such a good friend and colleague. He cared so much for all of us and he will be greatly missed. Tom I will miss our random musing and hearing about Rebecca the cow.

Be at peace my friend!
Posted by Alex Prather on April 2, 2021
Tom was the life and soul of our team. He was there for us, always, both during and outside of work, and was 110% committed to our personal growth. He cared more about our career progress and learning opportunities than he did his own, and you could tell seeing us succeed was what made him happy. He was a great mentor and friend, and I will miss him dearly. Nobody could make me laugh as hard during the day as he could.
Posted by Natasha Kriplani on April 2, 2021
Tom was one of the brightest lights in the office and incredibly sarcastic. I remember when he first started at PSB, we clicked immediately with our east coast roots. It's that connection that fostered a friendship that would last a lifetime. I am grateful to have known someone who impacted my life on a greater scale. I hope you're sipping on your fancy gin, Tom. Cheers!
Posted by Simone Feliciano on April 2, 2021
Tom effortlessly made me feel welcomed and included. He often checked-in to tell a joke, a story, to vent or to just say hi - small acts of kindness that left a really large impact. Frasier and the Devil Wears Prada will forever make me think of you. And also daylights savings lol

Cheers Tom! We'll miss you.
"That's all." - Miranda Priestly
Posted by Danielle T on April 1, 2021
There are many ways to discuss death, to process, and show it. Many ways to explain how it makes us feel, and yet, it’s still difficult. Is this more so due to the inherent foreignness of death, an inevitability that our minds, despite generations of evolution, are still too unsophisticated to fully comprehend? Or potentially more a result of its biting ability to impact each of us differently, often evoking different reactions, at different times, with different people?

As I’ve debated these questions within my own mind and with others, I’ve realized that despite the initial destruction it brings, it also has an ironic way of simultaneously showing us beauty. For every struggle, every fall, every mistake, more of life is revealed. And it is in this revelation that I find the most meaning, and the most purpose for our shared existence.

As Boris Pasternak wrote in Doctor Zhivago, “I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.” Though Tom was much too familiar with struggle, his death fully revealed the beauty to me in what initially began as a professional relationship, and later blossomed into a friendship.

And for that, I am grateful.
Posted by Morgan James on April 1, 2021
Known for his humor and audacity, Tom was a deeply compassionate person whose thoughtfulness I've experienced on many an occasion. I hope he knew that. To Tom! *sips gin cocktail*

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Posted by Nicole Victoria on April 2, 2021
Even though I spent maybe 2 months in office with Tom, he made sure that everyone on his team was cared for. When I needed a mental health break, Tom made it known that he was there to support in any way that he could and shared some baked goods that he bought in bulk. He went out of his way to show compassion and that is something I'll always be grateful for.

And since it's Friday, I think he'd want this to be shared somewhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

We'll miss you, Tom.
Posted by Megan Rouhier on April 2, 2021
I will always remember a moment with Tom in the Seattle office, probably right after his join. I had been running late for our time together, time that Tom had asked for. It was Tom's time. And I was late. Despite that, he started the discussion by asking how I was doing, wanted to talk through family, life, everything BUT his issue at hand. I don't even think we ever got to what we originally wanted to discuss. But it didn't matter. Losing someone who remembers what's truly important every day is a forever reminder of what's important every day... We will miss you Tom.
Posted by Isaac Weil on April 2, 2021
I was pretty nervous when I first started at PSB, and I think Tom sensed that so he made a point to get to know me and try to get me to join group discussions. This speaks to what his team said about the wellbeing of others being his main priority. He was unabashedly himself in every interaction and one of the most genuine people I've met.
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Shared by Ian Leonard on April 2, 2021
I had finally got the opportunity to travel for work for the first time.

Tom and I were going for Qual groups and spending a day or two in LA, and another day or so in Dallas. We needed to be in LA by Monday morning for groups, so we decided to fly in mid-day on Sunday to give us more time to get settled and not be overly rushed.

I had suggested wanting to spend a day or so doing something in LA, like Universal Studios, and Tom said we might be able to swing it, but it could be tough since we would land in the middle of the day and the park might close early. We ended up flying in and getting to the hotel around 3:30pm, but with the park closing early that day, there wouldn't be enough time to make the visit worth it, so I had pretty much given up on being able to make the stop.

Tom however, in his infinite travel wisdom (and hatred of doing nothing) made the last minute decision that 1) we could make it and 2) we would go. When we got there, the line to get tickets was short but the lines for the rides were long, so we would only be able to ride maybe a ride or two inside the park before it closed. Universal Studios offers tickets of varying prices, with higher priced tickets letting you skip to the near front of the line for each ride, but they were very expensive.

Tom insisted on buying us the expensive passes so we could ride as many rides as possible before the park closed that day. It was a huge surprise for me and extremely nice of him to do, since without those passes, we would not have been able to do nearly as much.

We went into the park with the Premium Passes and skipped nearly every line, which let us ride every ride in the park just before it closed down. We even got to ride the (realistically) only good ride several times over thanks to the passes he got for us. We left the park at sundown, walking out the last crowd, having crammed an entire day at Universal into it's last few open hours thanks to Tom.

Tom consistently had an affinity for travel and the nice things in life, and he was always open and willing to share that knowledge and love with those around him when it really counted. I'm extremely grateful that I got to work under Tom, because those qualities made my first work-travel experience unforgettable, and it was genuinely all because of him.


Thank you Tom, for everything.

Tom always knew when to check in on someone.

Shared by Callum Davies on April 1, 2021
A few PSBers will know the journey of the Azure CXP team- a brutal gauntlet of cloud-oriented work in a pretty stressful environment, managed by a... fun client :-)

I had the privilege of being a part of that team. While I learned a lot, some days were more difficult than others with the hours, the workload, and deliverables that needed to be turned around faster than they could be developed.

One Friday, I was in the office working late, and Tom was one of the last people to leave (around 6pm). He asked me how long I was going to be there, and I said I didn't know. I remember he looked at his watch, looked back at me and said "Well, I'm going to sit at El Gaucho's until you are able to join me. I'm buying." About 2 hours later, I walked down to El Gaucho's, thinking "There is no way he is still here- I'll just grab a quick bite and head home". Lo and behold, there he was at the bar, with an empty stool next to him. We ate dinner, talked, laughed, and had way too many G&Ts. We ended up having to leave our cars at the office and Uber home. I don't know if I ever thanked him for that night, but he really helped me out of a poor mental spot.

Cheers to you Tom. I'm gonna miss you man.