His systematic careful way of work translated into his play as well. He logged thousands of hours of international and domestic flying as a private pilot, indeed, the most cautious of private pilots - how often did Pat and the five kids find themselves sleeping over in some small town waiting for the weather to clear? JT's trips to the Caribbean and to Mexico were well-planned, fun and "fabulous" as attested by his mother-in-law, Louise Dominis, every time he landed her safely in the little six-seater.
While JT chose between a career as a concert violinist and what some would call "real" work as a physician, his love of music continued throughout his life and was most evident in the lovely Spanish boleros that accompanied his courtship of his loving wife, Pat. Their mutual adoration blossomed through the soft swaying rhythm of "Piel Canela" to the poignant refrain "Señor Tabernero, sírvame otra copa, que quiero olvidar."