Over the span of 30+ years, Thomas' daily uniform of a headband and running shorts were a familiar sight to the Hawaii Kai Fun Runners Club and east Oahu commuters. At least once a week he "enjoyed" jogging from downtown to his home in Hawaii Kai. He logged many miles as he trained seriously for marathons and ultra-marathons in Honolulu, New York City, Chicago, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Japan.
Thomas was always in a hurry to go, until he wasn't. He passed quietly at home after a two-year struggle with a failing heart. His family believes that he has finally found peace and a reason to be still. On the other hand, they wonder if Thomas is doing laps and now running in a body blessedly free of pain and anguish. Caroline and her children are very grateful to the kind and compassionate caregivers who took care of him during his final long days.
Thomas is survived by his wife of nearly seven decades, Caroline, his son, Dr. Whitney Limm and his family, Harvalee (Lau) and Drs. Blair and Eddie Chan of Los Angeles, Codi Limm and Tommy Murphy of San Francisco, and Drew Limm of New York City; son, John and his family Margo (Marsh), Henry and Walter Limm of Mukilteo, Washington, and daughter, Maggie Limm and her family, Dr. Dana Bartone, Xander, and Nicco Bartone of Georgetown, Maine. No funeral service will be held. Family and friends wishing to make donations are encouraged to support the critical work of the Queens Health System.
Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel