In Memory

Tom Bonoma

Tom Bonoma



 
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04/15/13 01:24 PM #1    

Keith Lerch

In 9th grade our English teacher, Mrs. Rader, asked me to tutor Tom, in spelling, grammar, punctuation, reading comprehension, writing skills and the like. Tom learned, and in the process I learned that Tom was very witty, and that we both enjoyed comic books. Tom brought laughter to our tutoring sessions, and he also brought delicious candy ... made at his home! Decades later, reading an article in "The New York Times" about Tom, I learned that my tutoring had succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, as Tom had gone on to earn a doctorate, write best-selling books about business/marketing, teach business at Harvard University, and enjoy a very lucrative business career. Tom accomplished an amazing amount in his 50 years.

Keith W. Lerch


04/15/13 01:24 PM #2    

Keith Lerch

In 9th grade our English teacher, Mrs. Rader, asked me to tutor Tom, in spelling, grammar, punctuation, reading comprehension, writing skills and the like. Tom learned, and in the process I learned that Tom was very witty, and that we both enjoyed comic books. Tom brought laughter to our tutoring sessions, and he also brought delicious candy ... made at his home! Decades later, reading an article in "The New York Times" about Tom, I learned that my tutoring had succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, as Tom had gone on to earn a doctorate, write best-selling books about business/marketing, teach business at Harvard University, and enjoy a very lucrative business career. Tom accomplished an amazing amount in his 50 years.

Keith W. Lerch


04/25/14 11:43 AM #3    

Mary Lou McMillan (Elliott)

Great story, Keith! Thanks for sharing....I had no idea!

05/10/14 01:05 AM #4    

Jim McCreary

Tom Bonoma's face looks familiar. I wish I could remember more about him. Thanks, Keith!


05/10/14 12:44 PM #5    

Reid Douglas

I actually ran into Tom in Logan Airport in Boston just a year or so before he passed away. We had a great conversation and Tom was very modest about his actual acccomplishments, which are genuinelly impressive. He seemed to be in excellent health at the time and was really enjoying life.  It was very upsetting to learn we had lost him. He was a great guy.

 


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