We mourn the passing of Tom Katona, union organizer and activist, avid amateur historian, descendant of an Italian Hall survivor, and guardian angel of our endeavor. Tom was only 49 years old when he died suddenly and unexpectedly of a stroke in May. We never met Tom in person — he lived and worked in Cornell, Michigan — but our conversations and correspondence with him inspired us and kept us going when it counted most —when it was hard to keep going. We have decided to dedicate 1913 Massacre to him. Rest In Peace, Tom.