On Saturday the race directing community lost a great race director. Tom Donnelly was the race director for the Buffalo Marathon and the Turkey Trot. He took over the reigns for the Buffalo Marathon after he long time mentor John Beischline passed away in December of 2013. Tom was a kind and generous man with his time and knowledge. He would always take a moment to listen to whomever in person or with a quick phone call. Tom also had the knack to reach out to others for help to better understand a problem or situation. He surrounded himself with good people. He will be missed by all especially his fellow race directors.