To Whom it May Concern,
My name is Richard J. Trofimuk. The core beliefs that I hold dearest to my heart are embodied in the man I am honored to have called my best friend for fifty years, Tom Etier.
Our shared philosophy, most of which I learned by the real life examples from Tom, is exemplified by: integrity, loyalty, family, love, empathy. And maybe the most important of all, Tom’s relentless, all out act of giving – always and everywhere, to anyone who needs it, in anyway he can.
Tom has raised two amazing daughters that carry with them the best of his qualities and I love them so very much because of this. Which brings me to my final thoughts, the most important person in the world to me is my daughter. If anything ever happens to me and I’m not around anymore, Tom is the one person I would put my faith and trust in to guide her throughout her life!
I cannot emphasize enough all that Tom means to me and how I’ve spent my entire life trying to emulate the qualities he embodies and displays daily in our world! I am proud of the men we’ve become.
Richard J. Trofimuk