Dennis Janson: Grateful for the life of Tom Siemers

CINCINNATI -- Always grateful for his faith, his family, his country, his school, his career and his friends, Tom Siemers lived a life that touched others.

Mr. Siemers, who died at age 80 on Monday, was one of the most consequential people I came to know and admire over decades covering sports in Cincinnati.

Insiders can read how Mr. Siemers touched my life and the lives such people as Pete Gillen, Dino Gaudio, Tyrone Hill and the late Skip Prosser.