These are the posts nobody wants to make.
Earlier today Tom McNaughton's son Jim contacted me and informed me that Tom had passed away. Many of you know that Tom has been a long-term moderator of the discussion forums and for some time a Coordinator with Ohioans For Concealed Carry. He has been a member of the forums since July of 2005 (just a year after we started running the forums).
He had posted here as recently as last Tuesday. (You can search his posts here: search.php?author_id=129&sr=posts
Everyone we've given the keys to moderate tends to operate to a certain extent within their own personal beliefs of what is "proper" discourse. In my mind Tom was the moderator who went out of his way to correct cursing and abusive language to a point that I would frequently chuckle at things I would have let go, but there they were modified with Tom's signature as the moderator who did it. I asked Jim if the family objected to me sharing arrangement information publicly and he said absolutely not. Tom's involvement with OFCC and an appreciation of firearms was something he was proud of and clearly something that he passed on to his children.
In the process of making arrangements in a moment of confusion (caused by the funeral home I believe) the family was under the impression the funeral home was posted and nearly started over. That misunderstanding was quickly resolved and a disaster averted. Who here can say their kids won't patronize a posted funeral home because they know so many of those coming may very well be armed?
Here he is at the OFCC Picnic when then Governor Strickland was our keynote speaker:
His obituary can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/toledo ... fhid=11086H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home
3219 Tremainsville Road,
Toledo, OH 43613
Friday Visitation 4-8, Service 8-9
In lieu of flowers, the family asks all donations go to Tom's niece, Katy Hayes
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