Thomas Schrimsher

Thomas 'Tom' Schrimsher, 72, who worked on electronics in the Department of Physics from 1984 to 2004, died Aug. 23 in Denton. He served in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Air Force and was an instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base. While working at UNT, he repaired malfunctioning equipment and designed printed circuit boards. Tom's interests also included ham radio and television and radio repair. He was a firearms instructor for the state of Texas and a gifted musician — he built and played his own theremin and was especially skilled in playing the hand saw and guitar. He is survived by his wife, Rheta, who worked at UNT with Housing custodial services.

Thomas 'Tom' Schrimsher, 72, who worked on electronics in the Department of Physics from 1984 to 2004, died Aug. 23 in Denton. He served in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Air Force and was an instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base. While working at UNT, he repaired malfunctioning equipment and designed printed circuit boards. Tom's interests also included ham radio and television and radio repair. He was a firearms instructor for the state of Texas and a gifted musician — he built and played his own theremin and was especially skilled in playing the hand saw and guitar. He is survived by his wife, Rheta, who worked at UNT with Housing custodial services.