Joseph F. Tomaski, (Joe T) age 65, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Joe was born on October 1, 1955, in Gaylord, MI., to Harry and Rose (Wolney) Tomaski. He graduated from Gaylord St Mary Cathedral School in 1974. He became a licensed journeyman,
plumber, and co-owner of Gaylord Plumbing & Heating, where he worked for many years.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Harry, and his mother, Rose Tomaski.
He is survived by his two sons; (who he loved dearly), Johnathon (Jessica) Tomaski, and Jacob Tomaski, his grandson; Jayce, his sisters; Victoria (Mark) Borowiak, Barbara (Guy) Lovelace, Lori Salo, his brothers; Tom (Mary) Tomaski of Gaylord, David (Becky) Tomaski of Cheboygan, Mi. many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his fur baby Ivy.
Joe had a passion to entertain, especially for his family and friends. He was an excellent cook and loved preparing obnoxiously large amounts of food so that no one would ever leave hungry. This was the joy of his life as was the sharing of his love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and taught his sons how to enjoy and share his love for hunting, fishing, mushroom picking, and driving around his property. His sons were the love of his life.
People were drawn to Joe’s natural charisma and kind heart. He was witty and kept everyone laughing. He never met a soul that he couldn’t make laugh. One Christmas Joe had T-shirts made for all his nieces and nephews that read, “Uncle Joe is the Greatest.”
A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral. The family will receive friends at St. Mary Cathedral on Monday, May 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home
Donations may be made to his sons to help with funeral expenses.