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In Memory of

Thomas E. Hodupski

Museum Member, Trustee, & Loyal Friend
December 21, 1950 – February 7, 2015

The Whippany Railway Museum has lost one of its greatest supporters with the passing of long-time member and Trustee, Tom Hodupski.

Tom wholeheartedly enjoyed volunteering at the Museum and went so far as to have his home phone number end in "4039" in honor of one of our steam locomotives. In 1994 when the Museum needed funds to purchase that locomotive, he was there to provide a bridge loan, which was a very kind and generous gesture on Tom's part. He didn't want people to know of this action, but everyone should be aware of the huge part he played in helping No. 4039 come home to Whippany.

Tom also championed the building, maintenance, and operation of the Museum's outdoor G-Scale train layout, which will soon be renamed in his memory. Tom could be found outside operating the model trains in all kinds of weather for the enjoyment of our visitors... young and old alike.

A kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold, Tom will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to call him Friend.

Rest in Peace Dear Tom, we really cared for you and we were always so appreciative of your kindness and steadfast support.


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