On February 22nd, the FCRC lost a long-time member, Tom Bryan, husband of Ginger Bryan. Cathy Morgan, another long-time member, knew him well and wrote the following about him:
He was a total LOVE. I’ll attach a photo of him with wife Ginger at the St Paddy’s Day parade a few years back when the Club walked it. If you met him even just once, I think you’ll remember him. He volunteered for a number of races as a course marshal and was a member of the Club for a short time. I’m sure Ginger would approve of your putting out something on the website about him.
He died peacefully at home with Ginger by his side on Sunday, February 22, after a 2 year and 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. There will not be a service in town as he wanted his ashes spread in Hawaii where his son lives and a memorial in August in Leadville where all his biking and running buddies can attend.
The following Tom Bryan obituary was also published in the
June 9, 1940-February 22, 2015
Santa Cruz long-board surfer, lover of life, accomplished long distance runner, mountain and road biker, volunteer extraordinaire, talented builder, generous to friends and to all creatures great and small, philosopher, confidante, a loyal, happy and funny friend, loving husband, dad and grandpa. Tom Bryan died peacefully at his home in Ft. Collins early Sunday morning, February 22, with his wife Ginger at his side. Never once, during his two year three month battle with pancreatic cancer did Tom’s sense of humor, concern for others and love of life desert him. His strength and courage sets an inspirational and motivational example. In the course of battling cancer, Tom fought hard and well. The cancer lost; Tom never lost his spirit. A celebration of life will take place this summer in both Leadville, Colorado and Kauai, Hawaii.
Rest in peace, Tom. You will be missed.