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Joseph F. Tomaski

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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.

11 comments on “Joseph F. Tomaski”

  1. It’s so hard to see this in print. Joe T, you were one of a kind and will be missed by so many. I hope your journey to the other side finds you happy, healthy, and just as funny as you were while you were here. God Speed, old friend. RIP

    • Aubrey Jenkins

      The legendary Joe T!
      Thank you for being the biggest character I know, living life to the fullest, and always opening your home to us! You’ll be missed by so many! May you find continued peace

      • I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Another family member gone too soon. Sending our condolences from Detroit to his sons, and the entire Tomaski family. We have wonderful memories of Joe. Comfort and Blessings to all of you.

        Janice Borowiak Craig

        • Uncle Joe, you will never be forgotten. You were the type of person to make a lasting impression on whom ever you met, no matter how long you spent with them. I’m going to miss the crap out of you, Uncle Joe. Love ya.

          • RIP Joe! All good memories always! You will be missed! Loving thoughts and sympathy to the family!
            Cousin Patty Walker

            • So very sorry to hear this and thinking of you all during this difficult time. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you all.
              Sympathy Hugs,
              Kathy & Terry Avenall

              • Fond memories of friendship. May you rest in peace and be forever thankful for the life you lived. God Bless his boys.

                • James and Ellen Bonter

                  We are so sorry to read about Joe’s passing. Although we hadn’t been together with him for a long time, we often asked about him when we were with mutual friends. RIP, Joe.

                  • My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and friends. It seems like only yesterday he and I talked in Home Depot. Joe has a new audience to entertain in heaven, I am sure! RIP Joe T!

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