Thomas George Steinbacher, 56, died Thursday following a six month illness with cardiac amyloidosis. He was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Williamsport, to the late James and Margaret (Bertin) Steinbacher. After community college in Williamsport, Tom began a 25 year career with Fork Lifts, Inc. He then moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where he began his dog training business, Obey and Protect. Tom moved to Durham, N.C., in 2007. In recent years, he became a certified therapy dog evaluator, providing services to many local schools and nursing facilities. Tom founded the Bull City Shepherds, a club of regional German Shepherd dog owners. He also worked closely with German Shepherd Rescue.