Friday, November 30, 2007

Farewell to Tom Terrell

I am saddened to report that my long-time friend Tom Terrell passed away early Thursday morning, November 29, 2007, after battling prostate cancer for a year and a half.

Tom and I got our starts in photography as Howard University Hilltop and Bison photographers. Tom went on to enjoy a distinguished career (mostly in NYC) as a music journalist, and had recently returned to live in DC.

Tom was an amazing photographer, a gifted writer, and a wonderful and cherished friend.

Photos of Tom can be seen at the Tom Terrell tribute blog at the Tom Terrell Photo Blog and links to his two blogs containing brief samples of his writing can be found on the right of his blog. A link to the Tom Terrell Photo Blog is to the right of this blog.

Also, please go to NPR Radio and enter “Tom Terrell” into the search bar at top to see links to his 17 NPR commentaries.

Feel free to post comments and remembrances on his tribute blog. If anyone has photos of or by Tom that they would like me to post to his blog, please contact me.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Please note the following: "Celebration Of Life For Tom Terrell"

Friday, December 7, 2007
"Wake" - 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.
4001 Benning Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20019
(202) 399-3600

Saturday, December 8, 2007
"Celebration of Life"
9:00 A.M. Viewing
11:00 A.M. Funeral Service
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University
6th Street and Howard Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059
(202) 806-7280

Internment and Repast - TBA

1 comment:

George Petros said...

I was the editor of Seconds Magazine in the 90s. Tom wrote for me. He was an amazing person, a musical mentor and a cool cat. I learned so much from him, about writing and music and life. I miss him very much. Will someone please explain to me why such a gentle guy had to check out so early ??? - George Petros