1990 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Member

Tom and his wife Marlene are some of the most prominent volunteers in the organization’s history, having assisted in a variety of ways from the mid-1970’s until the mid-2000’s.

In addition to serving as a Bluecoats board member throughout his time with the corps, Tom managed the corps’ food service operation for many years, feeding the corps from a “uhaul” trailer pulled behind his car in the early years. Later, he managed the program on the corps’ first semi-trailer kitchen truck, when the corps first began placing in DCI finals. Tom also served as bus driver in the 1980’s and 90’s. In the later years of his involvement, Tom served as the organization’s treasurer and played an important role in the start-up of the Bluecoats’ bingo game.

Today, Tom & Marlene reside in North Canton, Ohio, only a few blocks from the Bluecoats offices.