His family said goodbye over speakerphone.
They told him they loved him, and they thanked him for being a great husband, father and grandfather. Then they waited for COVID-19 to shut down down the rest of Tom Sheehan’s organs. On Saturday, he died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Sheehan is one of the more than 50 Floridians who’ve died after catching the novel coronavirus, a count expected to climb steeply in the coming weeks.