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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2018 5:49 pm    
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Donna,

My name is Tom Alexander from Anchorage, Alaska. I am a member of the forum, but not a player, so I didn't feel right about posting anything as serious as a member passing. However, it has come to my attention that an Alaskan member, Tommy VanLandingham had passed back in April and I have not seen any posts memorializing him. He was a very good life long friend of Nestor Eaton, band member and best friend of the legendary Wayne Gailey, and currently working with the great John Conlee in Nashville. I am not sure of exact date of Tommy's passing in April, but I thought his passing should be announced in "Gone Home" by a veteran Steel player or member. Thanks in this matter.

Tom Alexander


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Tom Alexander


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2018 10:33 pm     RIP Tommy
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Thank you Donna! Tommy VanLandingham passed on April 4 in Anchorage and is missed by many. Also to clarify, Tommy and Nestor Eaton were life long friends. Nestor Eaton is currently working in Nashville with John Conlee and other projects, and was legendary steeler Wayne Gailey's best friend and long time band mate.

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Donna Dodd


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Post  Posted 27 Nov 2018 8:18 am    
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Tom - I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Thanks so much for letting other Forum members know!
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 27 Nov 2018 11:02 am    
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Tom, Is this Tommy on youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRKClgUPllM

Nice picture montage with along with the recording. May he Rest in Peace.
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Tom Alexander


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Alaska, USA
Post  Posted 28 Nov 2018 6:39 am    
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Bill Sinclair wrote:
Tom, Is this Tommy on youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRKClgUPllM

Nice picture montage with along with the recording. May he Rest in Peace.


Tommy definitely produced that video. Not sure who the steeler is in that montage.....here is the picture from his obituary in the Anchorage Daily News.
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 29 Nov 2018 3:05 am    
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Mike Vallandigham


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Martinez, CA
Post  Posted 7 Dec 2018 10:12 am    
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So long Tommy,my distant kinsman.
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