I am posting today with sadness, Deron Drumm has passed away. Deron was the founder and executive director of Toivo, a passionate advocate, and a kind and loving person.
I met Deron while I was becoming a Recovery Support Specialist when he came to our class to speak to us. I was blown away by how warm and empathetic his spirit was, and by how easily he touched each person in the room with what seemed to be no effort. I am deeply saddened that his spirit has left our earth, and my heart goes out to the many people who loved and looked up to him.
To my friends at Advocacy Unlimited, Toivo, and Join Rise Be- my love goes out to you in this time. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
As an agency, we at TurningPointCT.org stand by your side and as we mourn the loss of an remarkable spirit.
Rest in Peace, Deron
Eliza thank you for posting about Deron. I remember when I first met Deron.. we were panelists at a conference together and he sat next to me and when I spoke, he genuinely listened, nodded his head, and gave off the vibe that he really actually cared about what I was saying. Then he spoke about the topic he was assigned to speak on and he included everyone else on the panel which I thought was so cool. He was really building connection which was what he was so good at. I always was so excited to collaborate with Deron and although his passing is heartbreaking, I know his spirit lives on because of all the love he gave throughout the globe.
My deepest sympathy to the AU, Toivo, and JRB family <3
I noticed that this information was posted:
Please join Deron’s family at a memorial service on Sunday, April 14th at 1:30 to celebrate the life of Deron Drumm.
Services will be held at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Flowers are requested to fill the space with color
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