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Offline Brian Hernandez

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Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« on: December 12, 2020, 09:32:33 PM »
I was informed today by Tom "The Dough Doctor" Lehmann's wife that he passed away this afternoon from his battle with Covid. He was surrounded by family. Her message was very short.

"Tom passed away this afternoon. He is with the Lord now."

Tom was the most knowledgeable, selfless, professional in our industry that I have ever had the honor of knowing and working with. He was a great friend and always willing to help with anything. He never belittled you for you ignorance or lack of knowledge about a topic. Instead, he would make sure you walked away understanding it very clearly.

As anyone who got to meet Tom or spend any time with him knew, he always had a story for every occasion. Forever the epic tale teller, his stories were always full of important information which made them worth listening to every second of. He will be missed and forever in my heart and the heart of our industry.

God Bless Tom. You will be missed my friend. Light those ovens in the sky and save me a seat at your table. You better have some bread ready for when I come knocking.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 09:37:56 PM »
My goodness, will never forget hearing him speak at pizza expo, Rest In Peace and my condolences to Tomís family.....

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 10:10:15 PM »
That is so sad.  Brian said it all.  He helped me out many times and Norma and I got to hang with him at the pizza convention.  There will be a big hole in the pizza world.  and in my soul  :'(
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 10:52:58 PM »
I am deeply saddened to learn of Tomís passing.
A true giver.
May he rest in Peace. My familyís thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family, tonight and always.

May his memory be eternal 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2020, 10:56:55 PM »
Very sad to hear this. A bad week for the pizza industry, first Shawn Randazzo and now Tom. Tom will be sorely missed, RIP.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2020, 11:09:00 PM »
I am so sorry to hear this.  My condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2020, 11:10:25 PM »
Oh no! Iím so sad to hear this. What a great loss to the world. I was always amazed with the amount of energy he put into answering questions and providing all the help he could to people here. RIP.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 11:15:48 PM »
Brian,
Wow, very sorry you had to convey that news and sorry to hear of Toms passing.
He will be missed for sure. Although I never met Tom I was a follower and really appreciated his bottomless knowledge and willingness to help all of us advance our pizza making skill set.
My condolences to his family.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2020, 11:16:20 PM »
This is terrible news.  Rest in peace Tom.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2020, 11:19:06 PM »
Iím so sorry to hear this. I learned so much from Tom through this forum. His willingness to share his knowledge inspired me to do the same in multiple Facebook pizza groups. Itís after 11pm but Iím going to go make dough right now for pizza tomorrow in his honor. RIP

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2020, 11:20:13 PM »
Iím sad to hear about this.  Itís a huge loss to the pizzamaking community.  His class and generosity will not be forgotten.  God bless his family.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2020, 11:53:13 PM »
Aside from his vast knowledge, he was a great person who I got to know here on this forum thru message exchanges and wish I could have met him in person! We had a lot of like interests beyond baking and pizza in the hunting, shooting and fishing......
God bless you Tom and family, you will be missed a very long time, irreplaceable!!!!
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2020, 12:10:20 AM »
Does anyone know what Tomís favorite pizza was?Iíd love to know his favorite type and toppings. It would be a way for us all to remember him

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2020, 12:31:05 AM »
Nooooooooooo

RIP Tom, the most helpful guy ever

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2020, 02:26:42 AM »
Condolences to the Lehmann family, his posts across this forum and on pizza today have been extremely helpful for me and a lot of pizza makers all over the world

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2020, 03:05:19 AM »
A bloke I never met or spoke to has passed away on the other side of the world and I am deeply saddened, which shows what a special man he was, I guess.
RIP Bunji

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2020, 04:46:23 AM »
Thank you Brian for letting us know. Sad news. RIP Tom.

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2020, 05:51:08 AM »
I'm so sad to hear of this. Condolences to the family.
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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2020, 06:41:50 AM »
Oh noooo  :(
Tom, you can't dye! We didn't even get to meet...

I'll always remember you! You can be proud on how much you helped others. An on your knowledge envied by all of us. I'll miss reading your posts.

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Re: Tom Lehmann has Passed Away
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2020, 08:06:15 AM »
Thank you, Brian, Iím so sorry this is how it ended for the Doc and his family. What a terrific photo you have to remember him by! He leaves behind a tremendous body of work and legacy like no other. Yet, knowing him only by his exchanges here, I sense these things were 3rd or 4th on his list of Ďthings that are important to me.í


If any of us are not better bakers than we were before first hearing of Tom and reading his posts, it's our own fault. This is a sad day for his many friends and followers here.
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