CARL F. TOMASZEWSKI ~ Age 77, of Batavia, NY died peacefully Tuesday February 4, 2020 at home with family and dear friends with him. He was born in Batavia, November 2, 1942 to the late Maximillian and Rose (Siewierski) Tomaszewski, he was also preceded in death by siblings, Jean Ross and Ronald Tomaszewski.
Carl grew up in a modest, strict home with his father who had emigrated from Poland, mother from Buffalo and the youngest of three children. He attended grade school in the basement of Sacred Heart Church, attended vocational school and graduated from Batavia High School. His catholic upbringing was the center of his life growing up on the South side of Batavia and although in contrast to what are children have today, he always stated, “My parents loved me, and I always had what was needed.”
He was a strong, determined hard working man that always provided for his family, Carl worked at the former Trojan Industries for about 20 years prior to its closing and moved on to the Eastman Kodak Co. where he retired in 2002 all along working odd jobs to make his families lives better. He was an intelligent man who learned from reading and his hands-on experiences, there was nothing he could not create or fix. Carl was a perfectionist who never settled for anything less and appreciated the same from others all while teaching his children and grandchildren the same.
In raising his children Carl was active in their lives, from church, school and sports. He was a youth soccer coach, Batavia Youth Football Coach, President of the St. Joseph’s Home School Association and a tireless volunteer at the church lawn fetes of the former Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Churches for many, many years.
When his children had grown and started their own lives, he grew quieter, more attached to home and began to travel and enjoy life with his dear Patty. Together they enjoyed vacations, overnight trips, dinners and the contentedness of just being together. Some 20 years ago as his health began to decline, they moved in with his son and daughter-in-law and supported the opening of the Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel and Dibble Family & Event Center. His enjoyment of cooking had him hard at work at Dibbles for the last 10 years, even when his failing body said, no, his heart brought him in.
Dad, your wish to spend your final days at home was granted on Christmas Eve and from there you spent the next 42 days finally letting us care for you and show you the love you had always shown us. Those days were a gift to us and your grandchildren because we saw you smile, and we told you how much we loved you. As you began to slip away Tuesday morning it was so peaceful, your final breath left so gently at 7:25p.m. as grandma and grandpa reached down from heaven and returned you to their care. Thank you, dad, we were blessed to have you and the many valuable lessons that you have left us with.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Ann (Tubiolo) Tomaszewski of Batavia, son, Michael S. (Valerie) Tomaszewski of Batavia and daughter, Melissa Ann (Jim Valente) Tomaszewski-Nichols of Buffalo, dearest Poppi to, Sydni Jo Nichols, Madisyn Michael Tomaszewski and C. Max Tomaszewski along with several cousins.
Carl’s family will be present from 3-7p.m. on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:15a.m. Monday morning February 10 followed by his Mass of Christian Burial 10a.m. at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) corner of Swan & Sumner Sts with Rev. David R. Glassmire Officiating. Memorials in his memory can be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, New York 14021 or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 127 North Street Batavia.
Please share your words of comfort with Carl’s family at www.tomaszewskifh.com and for more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF CARL F. TOMASZEWSKI IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.