August 31, 2018 11:05:41 AM
Memories of Tommy Lott
I, too, thank you for the article and tribute to Tommy Lott on the front page of Sunday's paper. He certainly deserved ever word said about him. I had the privilege of working alongside Mr. Lott as a board member and trustee of the Frank P. Phillips YMCA. His passion for the mission of the Y never wavered. Of course, the same thing could be said about his passion for Columbus. At age 82, he was still critically involved in many projects from the Columbus Redevelopment Authority to the Good Samaritan Clinic to the Y -- just to name a few. He was always thinking of ways to improve and insure success for our city and community. You could almost see the wheels of his brain moving as he quoted numbers, history and background of problems and projects. It was truly amazing to witness. The last time I saw Mr. Lott was at the July board meeting at the Y; I thank God that I sat by him that day. I will always treasure that memory. I hope we all look to him as a role model for the kind of citizen we all should be. He could have easily said let the next generation handle it, but fortunately for all of us, he did not.