Dr. Thomas Catherall, Märklin Digital Consultant, age 71, passed away on August 1, 2014 following a stroke. He was the originator in the development of the Märklin Digital Club, and was the editor of the Märklin Digital Newsletter for 26 years.
In 1987, Catherall became a consultant with Märklin, Inc. in North America, providing product support and dealer training until the time of his death. He conducted Digital seminars, in-store promotions, and demonstrated Digital at consumer and trade shows throughout the country. He was also a beta-tester for new Digital products, working closely with the product development and technical departments at Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH in Göppingen, Germany.
Retired in 2005, Catherall worked as a professor in the Recreation Management/Youth Leadership department at Brigham Young University where he was a department chair and an associate dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. He was also the director of the Office of Youth Research and Development at BYU where he used Märklin Digital trains for research on youth in educational situations, and in problem solving and decision making research.
Catherall is survived by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren.
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