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Toma Medbury

 


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Aug 7, 2010, 2:54 PM
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what it IS....Frown
is the passing of
a Man,
a Brother
a Son
a Friend
a Hardworking and Loyal Person
an Archery and Hunting Enthusiast
a Pro Rating Holder,
a Skydiver who'd earned Diamond Wings.
a Coach,,,,,,waaaay before the rating..
a Guy with a great sense of humor and an easy laugh,,,
a Guy with a beer and a smoke, in hand , around the bonfire, after the sunset load...
A Guy who always 'bucked up' for the video.. ( thanks Toma )
a Fine Skydiver
a Super Reliable Front Floater.....
and a Club member who added his own unique flavor to the wonderful Mix which is ... Our Skydiving Family..

Gone now,,,UnsureFrown but always in our hearts!!Unimpressed



jimmytavino
p. s. ( i can hear His distinctive voice, calling out... "Jimmy" !!! as he did,,, whenever we'd meet.. and i will find peace in THAT...Unimpressed )

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Toma @ the Casa Boogie
Toma and the guys, before a demo...
POPS meet
Front float and trusted spotter,, Toma
Far right, back row. member of world record POPS nightway team
Touchdown, @ Batavia Boogie
Toma as "Cousin It" @ the halloween party!!!CoolWinkSmile


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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Aug 7, 2010, 5:15 PM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Non Fatal - Frontier Skydivers 185 Crash - 1 August 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

a few more....
closing the slot, at the 3 o'clock position

color photo of the Night POPS Way

a quick smile and some eye contact..., before deployment,,

at the dropzone with some friends

group shot, of being awarded the POPS record certificate Christmas Party 2005

sharing some laughs @ the club...



jmy
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duroejc  (D 27312)

Aug 7, 2010, 5:24 PM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Non Fatal - Frontier Skydivers 185 Crash - 1 August 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

Damn... thoughts with the friends and family and especially all the great people at Frontier


superswooper  (D 19862)

Aug 8, 2010, 9:20 AM
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Re: [duroejc] Non Fatal - Frontier Skydivers 185 Crash - 1 August 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

Condolences to my old friends back home at Frontier. Toma and I made our first night jump together about 15 years ago. Paul was flying.

Chris Miller D-19862


Skyvixen  (D 25420)

Aug 9, 2010, 6:03 AM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Non Fatal - Frontier Skydivers 185 Crash - 1 August 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

RIP my dear friend Toma, you have always been with me at 500 feet.


dcgilbert  (D 29137)

Aug 9, 2010, 7:50 AM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Toma Medbury [In reply to] Can't Post

Crap....

A coach is right. I remember several jumps with Toma taking me up when I had about 50 jumps to do drill dives. I still have fond memories of those jumps.

I'll miss you Toma. May you smile down on us until we meet again.

Dave


skykatherine  (D 18185)

Sep 2, 2010, 2:03 PM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Toma Medbury [In reply to] Can't Post

Great tribute Jimmy. You always find the best words and sentiments.
Toma shall be missed for sure.


TomSpoon  (D 20967)

Aug 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
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Re: [jimmytavino] Toma Medbury [In reply to] Can't Post

It's been a year since Frontier lost Toma.

Fly free old friend. You are not forgotten.



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