Mr. Thomas G. Dillander

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“We are in total shock and feel so much sympathy for Tom's family. Before Palomino was created we had the privilege of calling with Tom and spending...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Scotty, Marlene and Sara Sharrer - FL

“Pam:We were so shocked to read of Tom's passing in the recent issue of Square Dancing Mag. Words are so inadequate in times like this but please know...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Pansy Hammonds - Mt. Pleasant, TX

“I never had the chance to meet Tom in person, I only spoke to him over the phone. But I'm not exaggerating when I say that I always looked forward to...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray Martinez - Carbondale, IL

“Pam so sorry for your loss of Tom. He was a good friend to all ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Gail Dietz - Crystal Lake, IL

“Dear Pam and Family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss and offer my great condolences. My thoughts are with you. Saddly, Harlan ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Harlan Kerr - San Francisco, CA

“Dear Pam & Family. I'd like to offer my deepest condolences. So shocked and so sorry to hear about Tom. I thank Tom very much for instructions to me ...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Masao Ringe - Obu, Aichi (JAPAN)

“Our hearts go out to Tom's family, Curli-Q's Square's and Round's dance club, Brookville, Ohio ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Lindquist - Lewisburg, OH

“Pam We were so sadden to hear of Tom passing. Our thought and prayers for you and the family. Mac & Lou Letson ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Mac & Lou Letson - AL - Friend

“We were shocked and saddened to hear about Tom. He was a true gentleman and a major pillar in the square dance world as well as being a great father...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Lowell and Marilyn Noland - FL

“So sad. So sudden. So unfair. So sorry. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Beck - Chilmark, MA

“Tom was a delight to work with and highly skilled. His services were an invaluable asset to the music community at large. Our deepest condolences...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Houseplant Records - Bloomington,, IN

“Sorry to heard of Tommy passing. Always a smile,well respected. prays going out the the family... ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Leo Buchanan - KY

“Tom was one of the nicest guys one could ever hope to meet. He always had a smile and a kind word no matter the circumstance or time of day. I will...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Pamela Courts - Batavia, OH

“Pam we are very sorry for your loss. We pray for you and your family that God will give you peace and comfort through this time. ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Don and Sue Royal - Muncie, IN

“My sincerest sympathy in Tommy's passing. We were good friends at BCHS and he will be remembered with much love. ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Ann Maines Etherton - Lexington, KY

“Words cannot express the sorrow the square dance world is experiencing right now for this deep loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam and the...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken ritucci

“So sorry for not only the loss for our Square Dancers, but also the loss to his family. ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Regina G. Turner - alexander, AR

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Regina G. Turner - Little Rock,, AR

“I'm so sad and still in shock, I"m so sorry for the sudden death of our dear friend Tom. May he rest in Peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. I...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Lottie Ainsworth - west Monroe, LA

“On behalf of the members of the Square Dance Callers Association of Northern California send our sympathies & condolences to the Dillender family for...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Silver, SDCANC President - CA

“I am so incredibly saddened to hear the news about Tom; I have been pressing records with him/Palomino over the past 2 years, and he has always been...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Ian Casey - Minneapolis, MN

“Jon & I are SO very sorry. Tom was one of the good grains in the sands of time. He had the kind of integrity that is rare ... and he will be very...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Jon Jones & Deborah Carroll-Jones - TX

“Pam & Family sorry for your loss you will be in our prayers Stoney & sandy hollcroft ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: stoney Hollroft - buffalo, WY

“Frank and I will miss you as I'm sure all square dancers will. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Ellen Gibson - Versailles, KY

“Dear Pam, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was certainly one of the "Good" guys and we will miss him. We send our love and good...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Lee Ashwill - Salem, OR - Friend

“Pam and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic accident that befell Tom, leading to his ultimate passing. He was a fine man and will be missed...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Hutchinson

“Pam, our hearts go out to you and your family, just remedmber you will be in our prayers ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave & Judy Mouon - Hartford City, IN

“I haven't seen Tommy in a long time, but what a nice guy. He was lots of fun in high school and how sad it makes me to hear about the horrible...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: ellen givhan - shepherdsville, KY

“Pam and Family:We just heard of the tragic news about Tom. Tom and you were of great assistance during the early days of our company, and we could...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Vince Slusarz/Gotta Groove Records - OH

“This is horrible news. Tom was an absolute pleasure to work with. Such a nice guy, with such a great, recognizable voice. Always very patient with...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Dixon - Olympia, WA

“We've are long time customers. We are so very sorry to hear of the tragic accident. Pam we pray for strength and comfort for you as only the Lord...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynda McCall & Bill King - NC

“does anybody know exactly what happened to tom? my condolences to the family.wish i could be there with you all ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: james adams - KY

“We offer our deepest sympathies to Pam, Tom's family, and all associated with Palomino. We were horrified to hear about the tragic accident and are...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Dottie and Gary Welch

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Tom's family. He was a good friend, always willing to lend an ear and willing to answer a question. The square...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat and Wanda McBride - CO

“Friendships never end-although many years have passed since our various encounters at work ,church (First Pres.), little proiects etc. Tom's smile...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray Fritch - Marion, OH

“I've been a Customer of Palomino Records for over 30 Years. Tom & Pam were both very Cusotmer oriented, & If Tom had a few minutes to answer a...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray & Ilidia Wiles - MI

“I am so sorry to hear about Tommy, my thought's are with you and the family. ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Roxanne Jones - Louisville, KY

“we' re very sad Elvira and Michael Strauss Freiburg/Germany ”
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Elvira and Michael Strauss

“I was so sorry to hear about Tom. When John I were dancing we always enjoyed Tom's calling. I know the difficult road ahead of you but I am sure...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherri Lawrence - Louisville, KY

“We could not believe the email about Tom when we opened it while in Florida. It is more than we can comprehend. We always enjoyed dancing to him...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Margaret & George Scott - KY

“Callers and dancers world-wide have lost a friend and Square Dancing has lost an ambassador who has done so much for the activity. Pam, you and your...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Alan Covacic

“Pam and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming weeks. ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Kira Jenkins - Muncie, IN

“The Square Dance World has lost a true Treasure. Pam and Family may the sadness you experience now be comforted by great memories of a treasured life...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Don & Sally-Ann Bachelder - MA

“We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know you and family are in our prayers. It is difficult to come up with words to express all we feel...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy and Ed Jaworski - VA

“Dear Pam, My best wishes for you and your family. We all will miss Tom. I am grateful for having had a chance to talk with you and Tom several years...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Gunhild Ott - Square Dance

“We will always think of Tom as a man of integrity...upholding high standards in his fields of buisiness and calling and being an example to the newer...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Rein & Cindy Nabar - Lexington, KY

“Tom's help in getting the sound systems correct in Portland in 1994 was greatly appreciated. He was instrumental in so many National Square Dance...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Don & Shirley White - AZ - Friend

“Sorry to hear the news. Betty and I throughtly enjoyed dancing to you at Plus-n-More, Derby City Festivals. Nationals and elsewhere. My condolences...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Jack Ruck - Louisville, KY

49 of 100+ | Posted by: JACK ROSENBERGER - OAK RIDGE, TN

“We have know Tom & Pam for years and , I consider Tom a Geart Caller and a Good Friend He is in Heaven now and he will be missed Otis & Julie Carey ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Otis & Julie Carey - ekron, KY

“Dear Dillander family -- I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a delightful man who could find the humor in virtually any situation -- and always...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Syndi Chesser - Louisville, KY

“I am very sad, Tom. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Jirka Scobak Bratislava, Slovakia

53 of 100+ | Posted by: AL & RENIA CALHOUN - friend

“Rest in Peace my friend, Rest in Peace... ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: O.T. Blankenship - Louisville, KY

“Dear Margie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I grew up with you guys out on Knob Creek, this is Kathy, Betty and Jr. daughter. I...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Weird-Shepherd - Louisville, KY

“Pam, Kim and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat Barbour - Sugar Land, TX

“We are all going to miss a great caller and friend to square dancers Our sincere condolences to Tom's entire family and close friends. Our thoughts...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron & Vicki Goff - Mt. Vernon, IN

“Dear Pam and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. We are so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Bruce & Cindy McCue ...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce & Cindy McCue - CT

“Tom was one of the best square dance callers in this area, always looked forward to him being here, we had 8 clubs in this area. Pam I am so sorry to...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Ben Ubelhor - Evansville, IN

“Our deepest sympathes to Pam & family. We have known your family for many years when you would bring your young family to call square dances...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenn & Rosalee Kelley - KY

“I will always value our friendship and fine services that Tom provided to the callers and dancers around the country. My heart is heavy as I know...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Woolsey - Oklahoma City, OK

“I feel very sad when I received word that Mr. Thomas G. Dillander had passed away. I am certain that his passing must be a great loss to his family ...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenzo Osanai - TOKYO,JAPAN

“Pam & family, Thank you for sharing Tom with all of the dancers and the square dance world. He made an impact on so many. He will be missed. God...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: John & Karen Herr - Larkspur, CO

“So sorry to hear about Tom.. Having spent 35 years servicing boilers, I know those dangers.. Have faith that Tom is in a better place and in no pain....Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard Verge - Independence, KS

“It is hard to say good bye to such a wonderful person. A great husband, father, friend, square dance caller and teacher. He has made so many...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Marianne C. Jackson - Cincinnati, OH

“Tom was valuable member of the square and round dance family. I have bought records and subscribed to the round dance tape service from Palomino...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: JoAn & Gordon Kirby - Colona, IL

“My heart is so heavy with Toms passing. He was a wonderful man. I am so grateful knowing that I was able to share some of life's good times with...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Coy - Brooklyn, NY - Friend

“Pam & Family, We are so sorry about Tom. We both have a lot of fond memories of our relationship in the music business, publishing our Patter book...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Carroll-Jones & Jon Jones - TX

“I know that Tom is in a better place now. He has no pain, no worries, and is with the one who holds all of us in His hand. I know that you will...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Chuck Mashburn - Augusta, GA

“Our prayers are with you , so sorry for your loss. ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard Berry - Cortez, CO

“I am soo sorry! What a loss! We will miss Tom coming into our home every month with the new releases since you purchased Hanhurst's many years ago....Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Craig and Judy Abercrombie - OR

“Dear Pam and Family: We send our sympathy at this difficult time. Although Tom is no longer with us, his memory will always be with you and the...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Chuck Chessteen - Nellysford, VA

“Pam & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Tom was loved by so many people in the square dance world , he will be missed by...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan & Misty Woodyard - Janesville, IA

“Tom and Pam have been good friends for many years. Palamino has been the distributer for Lou-Mac Records thru all these years. Robert, Roasilie and...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Wood - Lacey, WA - Friend

“I am greatly saddened by the news of Tom's accidental death but am cheered by the assurance that he knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. I'm also...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Al Vesper - Rochester, MN

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Pam, along with your entire family during your time of grief. Our hearts are heavy so we ask the Lord to bless...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry and Kristy Story - IA

“My heart is so sad for all of you. Tom was such a great person. Pam, you and your family will be in my prayers. ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimberly Hardesty - KY

“You will be greatly missed not only by your family and friends, but by the entire square dance world. In life and death you were completely...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom & Ella Manning - Burlington, IA

“We're so sorry for your loss. Tom was a gentleman and helped many of us Callers alone the way. He will be sincerely missed but we all know he's in...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenn & Debbie Walters - Greer, SC

“Pam, I have never had the privilege of meeting you or Tom, Learning of Tom's passing was like I had lost a good friend. I am sure that he will be...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob and Brenda Helms - Concord, NC

“I am so sorry for you'r lost.My prayer's are with you. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: jackie - brooks, KY - friend

“We will miss Tom at all our family gatherings. So sad that he is gone. Stay strong Pam, Tina, and Travis! We love you! ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Vicki and Pat Fuchs - IN

“Tom was truly a Great man that will be missed by his many friends and Family. God Bless you Tom. Praying for Pam & your family. ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Boyd - Louisville, KY

“We had the pleasure of meeting Tom and Pam two years ago on a trip to Shepardsville. He gave us a tour of the Palomino Facility and showed us the...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Gene Aldridge - Smyrna, TN

“Pam and family: We are so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. We knew him as a fun guy and always easy to work with. Square and Round Dancers have...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Phil and Becky Guenthner - TX

“Knew Tom from BCHS when we graduated together (Class of 1972), and have seen him at many reunions since then. Sincere sympathy to Pam and all the...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Lutes - Mount Washington, KY

“I never met Tom personally, but as a customer I asked him several times questions via e-mail, which he answered always friendly and dedicated. I was...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Gatsby

88 of 100+ | Posted by: WENDELL & SHERRY REYNOLDS - FL

“Tom was such a delight to work with - he will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to Pam and the family. ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Leslie Lewis - New Smyrna Beach, FL

“To Pam and the family; Paraphrasing from two of our (Byzantine Catholic) prayers; "May he rest in a place of comfort, light and peace." ...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Sonny Risley - Denver, CO

“Our deepest sympathy to all the Dillander family. Your dearly loved husband, father and son will be very much missed by you all. Thank you for your...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan & Alex Stevens Christchurch

“We both would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Pam, her family and the whole staff of palomino records. We'll send a prayer. Love and blessings...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Trixi & Marcus, Germany

“Tom will be sorely missed by so many people. His passing leaves a hole in our lives. He was always so upbeat and full of energy. It's so hard to...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Ellis & Helen Olliges - KY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Norm Holmes - Louisville, KY

“It came as a shock when we learnt that you were pulled out of your life so abruptly. We will miss you. We wish all the family much strength in these...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Erik & Martha Pluylaar, EPTunes

“Tom was a great man,hardworker and a true friend! Our deepest regrets go out to you Pam and family. ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed & Doris Peters - Louisville, KY

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I will always remember Tom for his personal contribution to the world of Square Dancing on so...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Juanita Portz - Sierra Vista, AZ

“We didn't have the pleasure of meeting either Tom or his wife Pam in person. Our only contact was via email since Palomino purchased Hanhurst's Tape...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike, Sue and Samantha Liston

“We are so very sorry about Tom and extent our condolences to Pam and family and to their staff at Palomino/Hanhurst. We pray that your memories buoy...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Christina Corelli and Kirby Goode - OR

“Dear Pam, So sorry to hear of this tragic accident, our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Tom will be missed by all of us. We will keep you...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry & Phyllis Rash - Harlingen, TX

Mr. Thomas G. Dillander, age 58, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2013. Mr. Dillander was owner of Palomino Records, a member of Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church, and was a square dance caller for Plus'N More and A24U clubs. Among those that preceded him in death include his father, Hubert Dillander. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 35 years, Pam Dillander; son, Travis Dillander; daughter, Tina Kreutzer (John Ryan); mother, Margie Dillander; sisters, Wanda Schafer and Katie Sinnett (Todd); brother, Alan Dillander (Maria); and a host of family and friends.
Funeral service will be conducted at noon on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Knob Creek Union Church Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 2-8 pm and Monday from 10 am until time of service at Schoppenhorst.