David Tomey 3/25/39 - 11/7/22
David Tomey passed away from an extended illness on November 7 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Canton on March 25, 1939, to Mike and Padea (Albert) Tomey. He graduated from Timken Vocational High School in 1957. He served his country in the US Army overseas from 1958 to 1960 and was stationed in Germany. Upon return from military service, he spent his career at Conrail as a Supervisor of Materials.
David was preceded in death by his beloved parents; sisters Marlene Tomey, Kathryn (James) Martinez, Jacqueline (George) Rados; brother Alan (Cochise) Tomey; nephews Christopher Rados and Bob Best. He is survived by his extremely devoted siblings Carol (Don) Boord and Michael Tomey; nine nephews and nieces; numerous cousins; his church family at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church; and hundreds of friends.
David was known for his dedication to God, his family, and animals. He served his church as a subdeacon for many years and delighted in the popularity of his baklava and other pastries at church dinners. He anonymously and tirelessly donated his time, love, and money to the sick, elderly and needy in the spirit of Matthew 6:3. He loved to spend time in Monument Park—walking his dog and feeding the ducks as an act of civil disobedience. He shared his love for Christmas by having the most beautifully decorated tree each year and adorning his family in literal and figurative gems from QVC. David’s famous kibbeh and cheesecakes were proof that generosity is one of the most important ingredients in a life well lived, a fact he exemplified every day.
The family would like to thank David’s exceptional caregivers at Canton Regency and DaVita Belden Dialysis Center, who went above and beyond their job descriptions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Fulton Drugs’ Angel Fund or the charity of your choice.
Calling hours will be at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Monday, November 14th from 10 to 11:45 AM. Prayer service will begin at noon with the Very Rev. Fr. Michael Corbin officiating. Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.