Chef Chadwick was our baking instructor in culinary school, specializing in breads. Thank you Chef, for your guidance, your laughter, your bread formulas, and your spirit.
We will all miss you so much. Vaya con Dios, Chef Chadwick.
Here is the obit from the Pasadena Star News:
CHADWICK-Gordon "Tommy" Thomas, Jr., born August 17, 1954 in Utica, New York to Gordon Thomas Chadwick,Sr. and Marie Irene Chadwick, joined his mother and father in heaven on August 17, 2007, returning to God in honor. Gordon, known as Tommy to his family, was raised in California, where he worked at his mom and dad's restaurant. He then became a Chef, and then a Chef Instructor, at the California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu and Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College. He was loved and appreciated for his kindness and soft teaching methods, passing on his love of baking to his students. Gordon received many awards for his baking techniques. Tommy was kind, gentle, giving, nurturing, forgiving, and humble - he was all that God expects us to be. If we all strived to be more like him this world would be a much better place. His favorite celebration was Christmas. He was an excellent son and brother, and he loved his Momma above all else. He will be missed by all. Gordon was a giving and patient companion to his fiancee, Merida, whom he loved dearly. Surely the Angels are singing as Tommy is baking his secret sourdough bread formula, and now Heaven smells even better. Walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing him, being fruitful in every good work. I Cor. 1:10 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart. Psalm 34:18 Chef Chadwick is survived by his brother Daniel and his wife Rhonda, his uncle John and his wife Ann, and his fiancee Merida. Goodbye sweet beloved brother, nephew, teacher, friend, and companion. We will all surely miss you until we meet again.
Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Published in the Pasadena Star-News on 8/26/2007.