Rev. George Tomko

Born: Sat., Sep. 8, 1923
Died: Thu., Jul. 14, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 20, 2016
Location: Parkview Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Location: Parkview Church

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   Rev. George W. Tomko, 92, a well known local minister and Pastor of Parkview Church in Quincy, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday (July 14, 2016) in his home.

   Born September 8, 1923 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Rev. Tomko was the son of George William and Susan Czernik Tomko.  He married Violet P. Dauber on May 24, 1957 in Alexandria, Virginia.  She preceded him in death on July 25, 2005.

   Rev. Tomko was initially accepted to Purdue and Duke for math and english but felt called into the ministry and attended Valley Forge Christian college and was one of the youngest ordained pastors in his teens.  Rev Tomko was an accomplished trumpet player and orator, playing and speaking on the radio as well as traveling with his ministry across the United States.  Rev Tomko has pastored in 48 of the 50 US states.  He also conducted countless weddings, funerals, visitations and jail ministries across the tri-state area.

   In 1963, Rev Tomko began building Parkview Church and completed construction in 1964. He was Pastor at Parkview Church for the past 52 years and served in ministry for over 77 years.  His impact on the community has been profound as Rev & Mrs Tomko dedicated their lives to teaching music, school tutoring, mentoring, and ministering to anyone who needed their assistance.  Throughout his life in Quincy, he performed weekly services at many of the local nursing homes even though interestingly he was much older than the residents.  He simply refused to ever stop ministering as he felt such deep love for God and his community.  Rev Tomko was awarded the key to the city of Quincy in honor of his community service and outreach to the entire tri-state area.  

   Survivors include three children, Elizabeth Jane Makuta (Ronald, Col. USMC ret.) of Virginia Beach, VA, Col. T. Shane Tomko of Sarasota, FL and Brad Tomko (Joanne) of Sunnyside. GA; eleven grandchildren, Douglas Makuta, Aleata Makuta, Rose Makuta, Damek Tomko, Nikolas Tomko, Violet Tomko, Will Tomko, Ben Tomko, Lee Tomko, John Tomko and Bradlie Tomko; a brother, Leo Tomko (Naomi) of Hilo, HI; a sister,  Dorothy Nethers (Norman) of Columbus, OH; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Rev. Tomko was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet; a son, George Douglas Tomko; a brother, David Tomko; and two sisters, Ruth Chase and Betty Dawson.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in Parkview Church, 1500 South 8th Street, Quincy with Col. T. Shane Tomko USMC officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Thursday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Parkview Church.  The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be given to Parkview Church.


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Beth (Dedert) Fox
   Posted Fri July 15, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Tomko family. I will always remember Rev. Tomko as a warm, kind and loving man! So loving and caring to all who knew him. I would look forward to seeing him whenever I would visit Quincy, eating lunch at Hardee's and having great conversations with him. I know that he will be greatly missed by all. God bless all of you!

Tammy Wavering
   Posted Fri July 15, 2016
Jane and Family - I am so sorry to hear the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and I loved him so. The sparkle in his eyes when he smiled and spoke were wonderful. I loved him dearly and have some many wonderful memories of him. My thoughts and virtual hugs are with you and the family.

Catherine Thonen
   Posted Fri July 15, 2016

GARDEN PATH was sent by Michelle Thonen.

We feel deeply saddened to hear of your loss - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time and the days ahead. Love, Steve and Michelle Thonen

Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Sat July 16, 2016
Dear Tomko Family,
Thinking of you and remembering a kind and dear man. He had been a customer of ours when we owned the new car dealership in Quincy.
Dick & Pat Wentura

Kathryn Kenady Ferguson
   Posted Sun July 17, 2016
Dear Shane, Brad, Jane and families,
I have many great memories of spending time with your family! I'm praying for peace and strength for all of you during this time, but also celebrate with you as we know your father has been called to his true home! I'm grateful that we can rejoice that he is in heaven with with our Lord and your precious mother. This life is fragile and temporary and what we do here on this earth for Christ is the only thing that will last and really matters! I know your folks knew this well because they were dedicated to loving God, preaching His Word and caring for His people! God bless you all! You're in my prayers!

Dan Steinbeck
   Posted Mon July 18, 2016
Prayers from the Steinbeck family in Canton.

Joanne Tomko
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Brad and Joanne Tomko.

We love you Dad, "Ole Grandpa T", Pastor, and Friend. Love Brad, Joanne, Will, Megan, Ben, Lee, John, and Bradlie

Russell Hess Sr.
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Your loved one was truly a Faithful Disciple of our Lord and savior, he touched my life as a young man when working at "Clark Oil Co. " on 20th and Broadway, in the sixties. He will always be remember as a man with a humble and compassionate heart. I can not recall a time when we meet in the community, that he would approach me with a large smile and a kind word. He was a true instrument of God's handy work. Let us Celebrate his life and his death. SHALOM!

Karen Quade Rasulo
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Dear Jane and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been many years since I have seen you, but my memories are present and clear of the wonderful times we spent together. Your Dad was a warm, charismatic, loving and generous man. We were all blessed to have known him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our love,
Karen Quade Rasulo and Betty Quade

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Dear Jane, Shane and Brad,
As we applaud the wonderful meaningful life of your venerable father, we send our sympathy at this sorrowful time. Best wishes to you and congratulations on your successful careers. God's Blessings and Best Wishes.

Michelle Wright
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
Dear Tomko Family:

Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences. Your parents hold a special place in my heart. I'm sorry I missed his funeral services. I just learned of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dick Iseminger
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
Dear Jane, Shane, and Brad,
Was so sorry to hear you father had passed. Michelle told me today. I remember all the good times we had at the dinners we use to have in the basement of the church. We miss your dear mother and all you kids. George was a good friend and wonderful Pastor. May God bless and keep his hand on all of you and your children. Love you all

Jeremy Beck
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
Jane, I was very sorry to learn of your father's recent passing. I wish you and your family peace during this difficult time of loss and transition. Take care - Jeremy (Beck)

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