I am updating this thread today (11-13-2019) to reflect the passing of Tom....He will be sorely missed and will always be known as one of the top if not the top ambassador of our hobby. The OGR family expresses our deepest sympathy to the Groff family.....rest in peace Tom....
Received from the Groff family today...
Our family would like to share with our fans a current update of Tom's health.
Tom was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer in August 2013 and in December 2016, the cancer metastasized to his bones. He has endured numerous immuno and chemotherapy treatments for 6 years and the time has come for Tom to enter the care of Hospice. We would like to thank his medical team for their uncompromised care and compassion throughout this fight.
We are most grateful to our employees for keeping things going at the Choo Choo Barn while we have been caring for Tom. We can never thank you enough for all of the extra work you have done without being asked.
To Tom's fans who have appreciated his work and contributions to the artistry of model railroading, know that he loved what he did and he did it for you.
-The Groff Family