Tommy Janes

Thomas H. “Tommy” (April 23, 1939 – August 3, 2004) Died peacefully after complications from a stroke. Born in Pittsfield, MA. Tommy moved to SF in ’79, and became active in the gay community. Tommy had talent, energy and a lifelong love of dance and theater. He was the artistic director of the SF Tap Troupe, and performed with them at Davies Symphony Hall. He was president of the Cycle Runners Motorcycle Club. After surviving many AIDS related illnesses, Tommy became a dedicated volunteer for AIDS Emergency Fund. Tommy spent his last years working part time as the coordinator for the Friendship Banquet at St. Paulus Lutheran Church. Survived by his mother, Dorothy Janes of Pittsfield; sisters, Jacquelyn (Jack) Weatherwax of Pittsfield and Mary Jo (Willie) Romero of Castro Valley. Predeceased by his father, Thomas B. Janes. Also survived by his cousin, Judy (Bruce) Todd of SF; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Tommy will be greatly missed by so many whose lives he enriched with his generosity, entertainment and understanding.