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Winemaker Tom Mudd dies at 65

Original post made on Jul 18, 2007

A celebration of the life of Cinnabar Winery founder and longtime Woodside resident Henry Thomas "Tom" Mudd is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, 4001 Sand Hill Road in Woodside. Mr. Mudd, 65, died July 13 after struggling with complications from a lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis, family members said.
He was a two-term member of the Woodside Elementary School District board of trustees, serving from 1997 to 2005.

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Posted by Diane Walter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 18, 2007 at 7:27 am

I worked with Tom in the late 70's and early 80's when he was at SRI. He was an excellent scientist, a great winemaker, and a wonderful man. The world has lost one of its gems. I will miss you, Tom. My sincere condolences to his family.

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Posted by dean chavers
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on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Tom Mudd was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. When we Indians took over Alcatraz Island on November 19, 1969, Tom came up immediately from Woodside and helped us. He and I became fast friends. He came to my house for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other celebrations for several years. In the meantime, I had gone to Stanford to work on my doctorate. Tom followed a few years later. He already had a BS and an MS degree from Stanford, but he finally decided to get his doctorate. he gave us the start-up funds for an Indian scholarship program in December 1969. That occupation has consumed my life for most of the past 45 years, with a detour to be President of the oldest Indian college in the nation, Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Tom blessed my life, and I thank him. Dean Chavers, Albuquerque, director of Catching the Dream

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