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File #: 0137X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To honor, recognize and celebrate the life and service of Mr. Thomas I. Caine, III and to extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Monday, April 8, 2019.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor, recognize and celebrate the life and service of Mr. Thomas I. Caine, III and to extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends on the occasion of his passing, Monday, April 8, 2019.

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WHEREAS, the members of Columbus City Council extend this resolution of expression in honor of the life and service of Mr. Thomas I. Caine, III who peacefully passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Thomas was born March 20, 1939 and he will be remembered for his cultural contributions to the City of Columbus - he and his wife Rose Marie Caine’s art collection have been featured in Columbus City Hall because of the strong personal relationships that he and his wife had developed with a number of prominent Columbus artists including: Aminah Robinson, Elijah Pierce and Emerson Burkhart; and

WHEREAS, Thomas’ education included matriculating at Columbus St. Mary's High School where he attended on a sports scholarship - while at St. Mary's, Tom developed a reputation as a standout athlete, excelling in football, basketball and track; and

WHEREAS, Tom began his working career with the Timken’s Company where he worked for five years - he was later employed by Anheuser Busch as a stationary engineer, retiring after nearly 32 years of service; and

WHEREAS, Tom was an real estate entrepreneur, a CEO, and a self-made man - he understood the importance of making a difference - he and his wife, Rose Marie were very active with the Franklin Park Conservatory Board and the Woodland Park Neighborhood Association - they also played a pivotal role in helping the Woodland Park Neighborhood become a sought after area for historical homes; and

WHEREAS, Tom's reputation as a business savvy Columbus real estate expert, allowed him to serve as a mentor and a role model to a number of people in the community - he had an eye for real estate and housing rehab before it became popular; under his tutelage a countless number of historic homes were restored...

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