Remembering Tom Massfeller
Tom Massfeller was a valuable member of Ormond Beach, demonstrating his community spirit for many years by giving his time and financial resources to many organizations. He passed away in 2020, and on September 4th of this year, he would have been celebrating his 76th birthday. Many of you may find his generosity, commitment and friendly demeanor an inspiration to ignite your community involvement.
His favorite non-profit was the Ormond Beach Historical Society where he volunteered, served on the Board, chaired committees willingly and professionally, donated financially when asked and solicited donations as needed. To date he is the single largest financial donor to the Ormond Beach Historical Society and upon his passing, bequeathed his treasured Nathan Cobb Cottage to OBHS. He had chaired the Publicity and Membership committees and was a dedicated member of the Preservation committee.
Although his generosity of time and financial resources was offered with no expectation of recognition or credit, he was recognized and received numerous awards from the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Tom was quick to offer and do what was needed with joy and passion. Tom had played the role of James Ormond at special events proudly. He also enjoyed sharing stories about the Ormond Hotel as a docent at the Cupola.
Other local organizations where he was active included Lillian Place, Halifax Historical Society, Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, Ormond Yacht Club, Kiwanis, Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and a local garden club. He was kind-hearted and always quick to help a friend in need.
Thank you, Tom, for caring and sharing. We remember and honor you today and always.