1950 - 2007
I'm so sorry for your loss. I was staying at the Meadowlands Plaza at this time last year and was watching the daytime Emmys from their lounge where Mr. Richard Pelphrey was performing. He told the crowd to cheer on his son who was up for an Emmy and he was just so proud. Of course, his son Tom won and the crowd applauded and cheered with Richard. He was so full of joy and it's hard to believe that he's passed on at such a young age. May God bless him in heaven and bless his family with comforting memories. Peace.
Tom, I am so sorry about your father. I lost my dad 9 years ago, and I know how hard it is. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
I just recently learned of your loss. You don't know me, but I am a fan of Tom's and I lost my mom last year in May. I know how hurt you must be and my heart goes out to you. I know you will heal, but you will always miss him. The raw hurt will ease, and you will always have your memories....and nothing can take that away. You are in my prayers.
Dear Tom and family: We don't don't each other but having lost my father when I was 25 and my Mom in 2004, I know the emptiness and heartache you are experiencing. Things will become easier! Tom, I think you are the best actor I've seen on GL and I've been watching for about 50 years or longer!! I can't wait for your return. With sympathy, Irene Duval
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Tom and his family. It is very hard to lose a loved one and I will pray that you will find the strength to get through this rough time. I know he must have been very proud of you and your brother. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet you at the fan club luncheon this past year and have been a huge fan of yours from day one. You are a very bright and talented young man and you will go very far. I'm sure we will be seeing you on the big screen someday and I know your father will be seeing you as well. Your biggest fan from Tennessee, Karen
My deepest condolences go out to the whole Pelphrey family. I did not know Richard, but I am a huge fan of his son Tom. My heart and prayers are with you all at this time of need. ~Pamela~ Austin, TX
To Tom Pelphrey & Family: I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you in your time of grief. I lost my mother-in-law last November and know the sadness and heartache you are experiencing now. It does get easier as time goes by - I still shed many tears for her but am now able to smile as many smiles remembering the good times with her. You won't be able to understand now because your grief is so immense but know that even though his physical body is no longer with you, his spirit still remains. Look for signs and you will find him, and know that he is still near bacause love will never truly be gone. God Bless you Tom and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Kim (loyal fan of Jammy and GL)
Dear Tom & family, All of you have my deepest sympathy. I know it's not easy losing a parent. Because over the past three years I have lost both of mine. My dad past right before your dad. So I know exactly what you're going through. Like I said before you guys have my condolences, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and watch over you all. God Bless You. Love, Jami P.S. I think you are one of the greatest actors of our generation Tom , and I hope to see more of you on the big & small screen. I think you are one of the best actors on Guiding Light. I Love you & the show talk about a match made in heaven.
To the Pelphrey Family: I am spanish and my english is not very good. Sorry!!! I am a fan of Tom´s. I love Tom so much and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to him and his family. I didn´t know Mr. Pelphrey but I am so sorry for your loss, really. My heart is very sad. I send you all my love and support from Spain. Eva Cenis
Tom, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. You & your brother are truly a living testimony reflecting a wonderful man. Our prayers for you & your family. God Bless Fans of the Guiding Light
Dear Tom and family, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your father. My heart goes out to all who loved him. I know from experience (I also lost my father) how hard it is and that there are no words to help ease the pain. I do know that it will get easier eventually and the memories that may make you cry now will be your greatest treasure. I'm sure he was super proud of the man you are (I've met you several times at GL events and you were wonderful to us fans) and of your fantastic talent. I hope your family, friends and memories will bring you comfort. Sincerely, Kristen Bené (A fan of yours and Guiding Light)
To Tom (from a loyal fan) and the friends and family of Richard Pelphhrey, I send my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this time of mourning. Keep Richard close in your memories, hold them tight, and remember that "Those who live in the hearts of others never die."
T0M, SORRY FOR YOUR LOST OF YOUR DAD, MAY GOD HELP YOU AT TIME LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. YOUR FANS OF GUIDING LIGHT KATHY & BEA ZIGMOND
It's hard to understand why loved ones are taken from us, but I hope you all will be able to find comfort in knowing that you were a special part of his life. God Bless the Pelphrey family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Tom, I was saddened to hear of your recent loss and wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I read some of the other condolences of friends of your father's and he sounded like a really warm, fun-loving man. I lost my dad several years back and one thing that gets me through...if I ever really need him with me, I just close my eyes and I know that he is still in my heart. With deepest sympathy, Laura Sharer A GL fan from Texas City, Texas
I know the sorrow that you and your family are goin thru. i lost my daddy last sept. and i still cry alot as i miss him dearly. may you find the courage to comfort one another during this most difficult time. god bless you and your family. Cheryl Coward from Vidor, Tx
My deepest Sympathies go to Tom and his family, I have been a loyal of fan of guiding light for years. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Your father will be watching over you everyday. From personal experience of losing my grandmother, the memories you have will never fade. Remember the good times that you had with him and these will keep his spirit warm in your hearts. God Bless the Pelphrey family!!! Sincerely, Jenny Carlson and family (Fans of GL from Southington, CT)
My thoughts and prayers are with you. remember he is looking down watching over you. and you will meet again some day in heaven.
at this difficult time may the pelphrey family find peace and a sense of understanding during the loss of richard pelphrey efarrar
To Those Who Knew and Loved Richard Pelphrey, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the beautiful. Cathy Beri-Palmer
MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO JOHNATHON AND THE FAMILY. JUST TAKE EVERYTHING ONE DAY AT A TIME AND ALSO I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS. MELISSA
I want to offer my condolences to your family. I am a fan of Tom's and enjoy his work. I also lost my father and father-in-law on December 3rd and I know how more difficult it can be at Christmas. Please know that Mr. Pelphrey is an angel now and will always be close.
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER BUT YOU GOT TO KNOW HE IS SMILING DOWN ON YOU B/C OF THE MAN HE NEW YOU WOULD BECOME.
To the Pelphrey Family: I send my deepest sympathy to the family. The heaviness of the heartache. The tears. The whys. Remember the laughter, the smile. It is not easy loosing someone you love. Everything is a blur right now. In time, the smile, the laughter, the memories will be much brighter. I lost my dad not to long ago. The tears still fall, and will continue to fall. I remember my dads smile. I remember the laughter. All you can do is: one day at a time. With my deepest sympathy Charlene McGuire
Tom,i watched you on Guiding Light and just read about your Dad.I know how you feel and my love and prayers go out to you and your family.May God comfort and be with you all..
Please accept my prayers and sympathies for the passing of your loved one. Under any circumstances it is difficult to lose someone you love so much. I lost my mom this year so I understand.
Tom....so sorry about your father passing. He was much too young to die. I lost both of my parents and my dear sister so I know what grief is. I am a big fan of Guiding Light and hope to see you return to the show in the future. You are a great actor and your father must have been very proud of you. Hope fond memories of your father will somehow ease the sorrow for you. Take care.
Tom and family, My deepest condolences on the lost of your loved one. My father died at the age of 56 the day after his birthday.
I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Richard T. Pelphrey. I did not know the family but I have seen his son's work on TV. I just wanted to let you know that I will keep the family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom, I was very sad to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and and your family. Mary Bounds,Raeford,NC
Tom, I was very sad to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and and your family. Mary Bounds,Raeford,NC
I didn't know Richard. I am just a fan of his son's. I wanted to offer my condolences to the family . I am so sorry for your loss .
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our hearts are with you at this time. Patsy Bloom and Family
My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family at this time of loss and sorrow. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days. Many blessings as you celebrate his life and memories and mourn his passing. Aways, Kelli J Wright
To Tom & the entire Pelphrey Family, my love and prayers go out to you through this very sad and difficult time. May the Lord lift your spirits, give you strength and comfort. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
At a time like this there really are no words that will make your loss any easier to bare. May your hearts heal fast and God be with you. I'll keep you in my prayers.
May God be with you and your family at this time and always. In His love, Robyn Britton
I wish to send my deepest condolences to the family. You will all be in my prayers in this terrible time of loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no other words that will bring you comfort right now. Revel in the good memories, and know that when you laugh at a memory, it is just as much an honor as a tear!
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Rich. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones. Richard and I were fraternity brothers and close friends during our college years. We spent many enjoyable hours together. After college and four years of graduate school, my wife Jane and I moved to and lived in New Jersey for several years. Rich was one of the first people that I called. In fact I believe he met us at the airport. During that time we socialized frequently with Rich and Laurie and had many wonderful times together. I remember him as a wonderful friend, his great sense of humor and his genuine interest and caring about other people. I wish I could have been present at the services and met with you personally. Please accept my condolences in this very sad time. Dennis Casey
I knew Big Rich from Rupperts. He was always there for a good laugh, great advice, or a hug that would just pick you up right off the ground. I will miss him dearly as i know the rest of the crew will, too. My deepest condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. Love, Lindsay Van Zile
Tom, everyone at the GL site on myspace would like to send you their support. We are very sorry for your loss and wish you and your family the best. This will be a tough Christmas for you each of you, enjoy ever moment you spend together remembering your love for your father.
Dear Laurie, Bobby, Tom and the rest of the Pelphrey family~ I am so sorry for your loss..my heart goes out to your entire family. I did not have the honor of knowing Mr. Pelphrey, but having been a fan of his son Tom and seeing how wonderful a man he is I can just imagine how incredible a person his father was. I pray and hope you all are able to find comfort in your memories and in each other during this difficult time and know that he will always be with you in your hearts forever.
Dear Tom, Bobby and Laurie: My heart goes out to all of you and to the rest of your family. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All.
I went to high school with Rich. What a great guy. He will be missed.
I met Rich in the fall of 1968, our first year at Georgetown College. We became friends very quickly and have remained so all these years. Rich and I were roomates and shared the same major in school, but I always thought he should have been in the performing arts, he so loved music and to sing. Rich was a thoughtful and dependable friend. I know he loved his family and his sons for we often talked of our families and his pride and love were evident. My thoughts go out to his family. I will deeply miss him and our talks. He was my friend.
Rich seemed to enjoy life and shared that with those around him through his unique sense of humor and sense of caring. From when I first met him at Georgetown College, through the Friendship and Brotherhood of Pi Kappa Alpha, to the recent get-togethers of March Madness it has been a pleasure to hve known him. I am proud to have called him a friend and "Brother". God Bless his family and loved ones. Adios My Friend, Lionel C. Hatfield, Jr.
Rich was one of my dearest friends. I had the pleasure of being his roommate our final year of college. I have so many fond memories of him, from his laughter during late night card games to his serious side. He was one of a kind and I will miss him deeply. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
Rich and I were fraternity brothers. Actually, he was my Big Brother after pledging in ΠΚΑ in 1972. He was a big part of my life in college and influenced me in ways that I don't think even he knew about. Everyone in our fraternity looked up and respected Rich. Rich was such a great person with so much more to offer to all that crossed his path to have his life cut short. Please convey my sincerest condolences to his two sons, Tommy and Bobby and also to Laurie. All of our lives will be and are diminished by the loss. God bless all of you in this time of sadness.
Tommy, Bobby, and Laurie my deepest sympathy and prayers to you all at this difficult time. My friendship with your dad,and mom have many special and fun memories of "yesterday". Keep your happy memories with you always. Cindy
Dear Laurie, Tommy & Bobby, We have many fond memories of Rich, our rafting trip where he saved Arn's life....stands out as a big one. And the many karaoke sing alongs with the beer bottle as the mike were always fun. Rich was a happy go lucky kind of guy, always glad to see you. He was a proud father, with lots to be proud of. We will miss him. Love, Claudia & Arnold
What a shock to hear of Rich's passing. I was a fraternity of Rich beginning in 1972 and my wife was practically a fraternity member also as she was always around. In fact, he was the first guy to introduce his infamous "Gaggle Juice" to Brownie. Rich was always someone whom you looked forward to seeing and spending some time with every day. Though we have not seen each other more than a couple of times since the college days, the feelings still run deep. He was more than a fraternity brother to all of us, he was more like a real brother or sometimes even a dad. Our loss is God's gain. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the lives of the people that Rich touched. He was truly an unforgettable person.
Dear Laurie, Tommy and Bobby, My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this saddest of times. Please accept my condolences. I know that the great memories you have of your Dad will be of comfort to you as you move forward in this life. Love, "Auntie" Lynn.
On behalf of all the New Jersey Rockline Industries Associates, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the Family of Rich Pelphrey. May he rest in peace.
"DICK" AND I WERE PLEDGE BROTHERS IN PI KAPPA ALPHA. IN ALL THE YEARS AT GEORGETOWN, I SELDOM REMEMBER A DAY THAT WENT BY WE DIDN'T LAUGH. WE WERE ABLE TO SEE EACH OTHER SEVERAL MORE TIMES AFTER COLLEGE, MOST RECENTLY AT OUR SPRING GET-TOGETHERS. THOSE TIMES ARE GREAT MEMORIES FOR ME. I KNOW WE WILL ALL MISS HIM. "DICK" HURT
Dick and I were fraternity brothers, pledging ΠΚΑ together in 1969. We had great fun. And we enjoyed one another as much when we got together many years later. I am so sorry to hear about his death. He was such a loving guy, with so much to offer. All of our lives are diminished by his loss. Everyone in our fraternity loved Big Dick. They will be saddened by the news. He, his family and his friends are in my prayers. God bless you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry.
During a college sorority reunion this past weekend, I learned of Rich's passing. Immediately, wonderful memories washed over me with bittersweet nostalgia. Rich was such a great guy. Ours was a small, close knit campus and everyone knew everyone. The fraternity of which Rich was a member would serenade the "girls" with a rendition of "Blue Moon". They performed it with rhythm and blues choreography and I can still see Rich in the back (he was one of the taller guys) doing his thing, having a great time. My college sweetheart was attending another univerisity, and probably for most college that would have meant limited social life for me. Not so at Georgetown College. We were one big family, sometimes happy, sometimes not, but still family. To me, Rich will always be a very special part of that family.