Tom Kuster Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Tom Kuster, James Madison Athletics’ Associate Athletic Director for Integrated Health and Sports Performance, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, at the age of 49, after a nearly two-year battle with colon cancer.
According to jmusports.com, “With this devastating loss, our hearts go out to Bethany, their two sons, and all of their extended family and friends,” Bourne said. “Tom Kuster is one of the nicest and most pleasant guys I’ve ever met. He was a forward-thinking innovator who helped JMU stay on the cutting edge of sports medicine and performance enhancement.
He had a unique capacity to connect with individuals from all walks of life and discover ways to work together, regardless of topic, to find common ground and agreeable solutions to challenging problems. He was a synthesizer with the ability to communicate and connect people. He possessed unrivaled understanding of the university, the sports medical industry, and our Athletics program’s culture.
That combination made him an invaluable addition to us at JMU, but he was a better person than he was a professional. He had such an impact on so many people’s lives and will be greatly missed.”
His wife, Bethany, and their two boys, Benjamin and Samuel, survive him. Tom was a man of tremendous faith who left an indelible mark on the lives of numerous others, both personally and professionally.