Kasmer, Thomas E.

Local resident and famed inventor of the Hydristor, passed away on October 27, 2011 from a sudden
heart attack. A steadfast and dedicated supporter of green energy for the future, Tom obtained several
U.S. Patents for the "Hydristor". His lifelong dream was to provide a more efficient powertrain for cars.

He is survived by his son Chris and his daughter Kim, as well as his grandchildren Camille and Gibson,
ages 10 and 8, who all reside in Florida. No public services were held.


According to the obituary published in the Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY) from February 23
through February 25, 2012
, all estate matters were to be directed to the executrix, Vivian Placek,
c/o John W. Young, Young & Young, 22 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.

On April 2, 2012 a letter was sent to the executrix at the above law firm, asking how they wanted to
proceed with this web site. Since no response was received by December, a call was placed to the law
firm inquiring as to the status. We were informed that the executrix no longer retained that firm as the
estate's legal representative. The law firm had no information as to who, if anyone, was now handling
the legal affairs for the estate or the Hydristor. The firm also would not provide any contact information
for the executrix, other than to say that she was still residing in the Binghamton area.

We have been unable to find any contact information for the executrix. For that reason, the Hydristor
web site has been shut down, effective December 31, 2012.