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Eulogy for One of USP’s Founding Members

Tom Waechter, one of Union Street Players’ founding members and a former Board Member, was memorialized yesterday in a service at Second Reformed Church where he was a life-long member. Tom passed away last week. Several USP members were present to pay their respects including Walk of Fame members Bev Graves, Pat Moriarity, Arvin Van Zante, Pat Van Zante, and Lisa Witzenburg. USP also sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the service.

During the service, Rev. Sophie Matthonet-Vander Well read excerpts from a eulogy written by USP Alumnus, Rick Schmidt who was directed by Tom in four of the five USP productions Waechter directed (Harvey [1990], Arsenic and Old Lace [1992], You Can’t Take it With You [1993], The Man Who Came to Dinner [1995]).

Rick’s eulogy was made available to anyone who wanted to read it. You make download or open the file from the link below.

Tom Waechter Eulogy

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