Tom Johns: “Mr. Whatever it Takes!”

Sometimes, life catches us off guard!  Hummm, sounds like something a basketball coach might say.

Tom was just that, a great coach!  He gave 150% of himself whether it was coaching high school basketball or his teammates here at Envelopments.

How crazy is it…a guy who never gets sick, gets the flu and the next thing ya know he is on life support.  Then not here.

We are very saddened by this loss of a great man. A teammate, a coach, a mentor, a father, a husband, a brother, a son, a friend.

In the last five years, since you joined our team…our Envelopments family, we have worked together to build a top notch company.  Your spirit and vitality will live on as we honor you and the time we have had together.

Tom, we will all miss your smiling face!

One of Tom’s favorite quotes:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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6 Comments

  1. Jay Poland
    Posted April 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Tom will be missed. A good man who had his priorities in life straight. His wife, his family, good beer, and a nice cigar.

  2. CherylChristensen
    Posted April 5, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Tom will forever be a part of who I am. He shaped me in the beginning of my career with wise-beyond-his-years mentoring. His joy came from seeing others being succussful… Whether on the court, at work, or just in life. His love for his wife and his two children ran deepest in his life. They were his soul! He was an entrepreneur and loved helping people and organizations thrive. I will miss our morning coffees and feeling recharged and reinvigorated after spending time together. A simply great man!

  3. Linda
    Posted April 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Tom was inspiring, a very calm soul and will be missed.

  4. Clare Thomas Maher
    Posted April 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I was privileged to work with Tom many years ago and knew him as a man of great wit, profound wisdom, true loyalty and steady counsel. To have lost him is to have something truly remarkable stolen from us much too soon. I will miss knowing he is there for whatever advice I may need and for that lunch we were always going to have. Thank you for recognizing him.

    Clare Thomas Maher

  5. Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    The industry lost a great man, a leader and a friend. From all of us here at the Natioanl Stationery Show, we raise a glass of his favorite spirit in his honor to celebrate his greatness. Our hearts are heavy…

  6. Kelly McCoy
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Tom will be missed! What a great man. Thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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