Another dear friend gone!

mr3cushion

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I did not know Tom at all, but he was around in the old Billiard News a lot way back in the day.
 

wincardona

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R.I.P. Tom. My condolences to his family and those who knew him well.

Dr. Bill
 

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Sorry for your loss, my condolences to his family and friends...
 

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rest in peace tom
condolences to your family and loved ones.
sorry for the passing of your friend bill.
my condolences
 

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A long time very good friend has passed away at 84 due to cancer. Tom Kollins was a all around very good player around Chicago for years. But, his true love of the game was, 'snooker.' Here's his story from the USSA. https://www.facebook.com/notes/united-states-snooker-association/the-passing-of-a-united-states-snooker-legend/10159016176820190/

R.I.P. Tom. See you when we can play some frames again.
Hi Billy,

I knew Tom through Ray Abrams and his son Tom Jr still lives in the Detroit area, he used to come in my pool room quite a bit and his dad would stop in if he was in town.

Matter of fact, I remember someone kicked the door open at my place (actually a drunk friend) 🙄 and the bottom cracked about a third of the way up...Tommy was working with some window company and he was able to cut the glass and put a joint in it and he put a smaller piece in. It was perfect, he said if anyone else ever kicks it, it’s way cheaper to do that little piece (first one cost about a grand)...naturally it’s never been broke again.

He was a pretty good guy. If you talk to Jr by chance, tell him I send my condolences.
 

mr3cushion

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Hi Billy,

I knew Tom through Ray Abrams and his son Tom Jr still lives in the Detroit area, he used to come in my pool room quite a bit and his dad would stop in if he was in town.

Matter of fact, I remember someone kicked the door open at my place (actually a drunk friend) 🙄 and the bottom cracked about a third of the way up...Tommy was working with some window company and he was able to cut the glass and put a joint in it and he put a smaller piece in. It was perfect, he said if anyone else ever kicks it, it’s way cheaper to do that little piece (first one cost about a grand)...naturally it’s never been broke again.

He was a pretty good guy. If you talk to Jr by chance, tell him I send my condolences.
I surly will Steve, thanks for the story about a very good family all around!
 

12squared

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A long time very good friend has passed away at 84 due to cancer. Tom Kollins was a all around very good player around Chicago for years. But, his true love of the game was, 'snooker.' Here's his story from the USSA. https://www.facebook.com/notes/united-states-snooker-association/the-passing-of-a-united-states-snooker-legend/10159016176820190/

R.I.P. Tom. See you when we can play some frames again.
Yes, Tom will be missed. I knew him in the 70s from cushion n cue. He was the first person I saw really kill the cueball off the rail from a pretty steep angle. It was beautiful and he took the time to show me what he did.

He was as nice a man as he was a player. May he rest in peace.
 
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