James “Jim” Joseph Tomczewski Jr., 95, of Masontown, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Windy Hill Village in Kingwood.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 25, 1923, a son of the late James Joseph Sr. and Anna (Gulczynski) Tomczewski.
James was a retired farmer and truck driver and hauled out of Greer Limestone for 37 years. He worked in Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, Md., during World War II. He was a longtime member of St. Zita Catholic Church, in Masontown, and was a lector and Eucharistic minister. He had a servant’s heart and after he retired, he faithfully delivered communion to the homebound and drove friends on various errands.
James is survived by two sons, Danny Tomczewski and spouse, Paula, of Starkville, Miss., and David Tomczewski, of Independence; a daughter, Patricia Ann Tomczewski, of Seattle; five grandchildren, Danielle Nadorff and spouse, Michael, of Starkville, Neil Tomczewski, of Longmont, Colo., Stephanie Tomczewski, of Cincinnati, Reid Tomczewski, of Columbus, Ohio, and Erik Tomczewski, of Cincinnati; two great-grandchildren, Jack Geis, of Cincinnati, and Natalie Nadorff, of Starkville, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Wilma Lourene (Feather) Tomczewski, in 1995; two sisters and three brothers.
Friends may call at Field Funeral Home, in Masontown, from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, until the 8 p.m. vigil prayer service with Fr. Andrew Switzer officiating. To honor his wishes, he will then be cremated and a memorial Mass will be held at St. Zita Catholic Church, in Masontown, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s memory to WV Caring, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.