LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Formerly Youngstown, Ohio) – A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 10 at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell, with Pastor William Rotar officiating, for Michael R. Tomchik, Jr., 69, who passed away Saturday, July 1, in Las Vegas.
Michael was born December 5, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Michael R., Sr. and Dolores Nagy Tomchik.
He was a 1967 graduate of Ursuline High School and was the owner of Best Mechanical Contracting and was also employed by the Steamfitter Local, #396 and #602.
Michael was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, scuba diving, riding his motorcycle, hunting and traveling.
He leaves behind his wife, the former Sallie H. Serbati, whom he married June 14, 2006; daughters, Jamie (Tom) Larson of Hughesville, Maryland, Jodi (Brian) Gardiner of Mechanicsville, Maryland and Michelle Burtnett of Owings, Maryland; his brothers and sisters, Raymond Tomchik of Youngstown, David (Marietta) Tomchik of East Palestine and Dolores Griffin of Cortland; stepbrothers and sisters, Barbara Branstein of North Olmsted, Elizabeth (John) Petak of New Springfield and Joanne (Robert) Kepp of Poland and 12 grandchildren, Jocelyn Larson, Kevin Burtnett, Jr., Andrew Larson II, Anthony DeVincent, Gabriella Burtnett, Sydney DeVincent, Vivian Burtnett, Brendan Burtnett, Tom Larson IV, Jacob Gardiner, Genevieve Burtnett and Audrianna Terry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Louise Tomchik; grandchildren, Julianna and Gianna Burtnett; sister, Marianne Bagley and stepbrother, Michael Kotch.
The Tomchik family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive family and friends Thursday, August 10 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service.
Visit www.waskofamily.com to send Mike’s family condolences.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 7 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.