Our dear and beloved parents both passed in 2021: Paul William Tomiczek Jr. (September 28, 1937 to January 12, 2021), son of Paul and Anna Tomiczek of Tarentum, PA, and Patricia Hoban Tomiczek (December 19, 1939 to October 26, 2021), daughter of James and Helen Hoban of Alexandria, VA. Paul went to West Deer Township High School in Gibsonia, PA and graduated with a Bachelors of Science from West Point class of 1959. He later earned a Masters in Physics and a Masters in Business Administration. During his military career, Paul worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and fought bravely for his country in the 82nd Airborne Division in the Vietnam War. Paul earned the rank of LTC before continuing his engineering career in the private sector working for Dravo, IT Corporation, and Bechtel. Patricia stayed lifelong friends with her schoolmates from Saint Mary’s Academy in Alexandria, VA. She later attended Georgetown Visitation and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Ladycliff College. She was an avid reader and bridge player, made exceptionally thoughtful crafts and jewelry for her friends and family, created her welcoming home with style and intention, and always looked beautiful. Paul and Patricia met on a blind date and it was love at first sight for them both. Their marriage spanned nearly 60 years. Paul’s career took them to many homes both in the US and Europe. They loved travel, entertaining, spending time with family, and making true friends wherever they lived. Pat and Paul are survived by their children, Paul William Tomiczek III and his wife Sarah, Catherine Lee Tomiczek, and James Christian Tomiczek and his wife Nicole. They adored spending time with their six grandchildren, Paul William Tomiczek IV and his wife Kalie, Victoria Tomiczek Johnson and her husband Michael, Brian Ronald Tomiczek, Andrew Patrick Tomiczek and wife Alex, Anna Milena Tomiczek, and Katherine Nicole Tomiczek, as well as, their three great grandchildren, Lorraine Maverick Tomiczek, Jeannette Tomiczek Johnson, and Hoban Palmer Tomiczek. Paul’s siblings John Robert Tomiczek and his wife Joanie, Lois Anne Cunningham and her departed husband Jim, and predeceased by Garnet Elaine Rudzki. Pat is survived by Jane Hoban Braun and her husband Peter, and predeceased by her sister Catherine Fones Fletcher. And their beloved nieces and nephews. A private memorial and reception will be held for our parents at the Shannondale Chapel in Maryville, TN from 3-5pm on Saturday, November 6. Like their life together, their ashes will be buried together at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA once a date has been assigned. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to either The Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/ or The National Lymphedema Network at https://lymphnet.org.
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