George Edward Tomich
December 24, 1942 ‒ October 08, 2021
George Tomich, 78 of Westerville, Ohio passed away on October 8th, 2021. The son of the late George and Helen Kulazenka Tomich of Shadyside, Ohio.
George was a graduate of Shadyside High School, where he excelled not only in the classroom but in athletics. He was most proud to have played in the 1960 Ohio-West Virginia All-Star game and will always hold the 100-yard dash record in Track and Field. He played football for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Ohio University where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his Master’s degree from WVU. He loved to share stories about these years of his life with his grandchildren or reminiscence over a beer with his family and friends.
George was a retired school administrator, teacher and coach at Big Walnut, New Albany and Martins Ferry school districts. He also retired from Ironworkers Local #172 in Columbus and Local #549 in Wheeling, W. Va. He loved any form of good athletic competition, working out at the gym, playing golf, and working at the Tucker Rd property cutting wood. Most of all, he enjoyed happy hour every day!
George is survived by his wife of 35 years and caregiver, Barbara, along with six daughters: Sarah (Derek) McPeak, Emily (Steve) Schwier, Mandy (Donnie) Noble, Stephanie Edwards, Kathy (Jarrod) Compton, and Richelle (Tim) Sammons. His stories will be sadly missed by his ten grandchildren: Evelyn, Joel, Aaron, Sam, Caleb, Nolan, Zoe, Sophia, Reed, and Colt. As his granddaughter, Sophia said, “Only God can make a grandpa like my Papa”. Also, surviving George are two sisters, Helen Anne (Larry) Bundorf and Barbara (John) Feher of Shadyside, along with many nieces and nephews. A brother, Matthew Tomich, of Jacobsburg, Ohio passed away in 2015.
“Country Roads Take Me Home” ….…. let’s “Play Something Country” ………. ”People Are Crazy”.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, October 16th from 11:00 a.m. thru 2:00 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, in Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Private family services will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes or any veteran-related charity of your choice.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tomich family. Share a message or memory with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com