Lelia Rose Tormaschy

December 04, 1963 ‒ August 28, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: From an early age Lelia Tormaschy was enamored with horses. Their grace, beauty, spirit and fire were a magnetic joy throughout her life. In riding a horse, Lelia borrowed freedom.

Lelia was freed like the wind through the mane of Secretariat, as she passed away late Thursday evening August 28, 2014 in her Mansfield home. She was 50.

Born Lelia Rose Yontz December 4, 1963 (a birthday she would share with her granddaughter Serenity) in Lexington, Kentucky, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, and had lived in Arizona and Texas before moving back to Mansfield in 1988.

A former manager with the Denny’s Restaurant in Ontario, Lelia was an avid Michigan Wolverine football fan, but her world revolved around her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Rosa (Mitchel) Perry of Mansfield, a son Robert (Chassidy) Tormaschy Jr. of Indiana; grandchildren Serenity and Stella Perry, Gage, Gavin, Titus and Andreana Tormaschy; her mother Linda (Mike) Tormaschy; step brothers and step sisters Raymond “Butch” (Debbi) Tormaschy and Tammy Tormaschy (Laurie Crossman) both of Mansfield, Marci Tormaschy and Robert “Bob” Tormaschy both in Indiana and Lori (Bill) Lyons; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Henry Fonso Yontz, a step sister Debbie Osborne; her step father Raymond Tormaschy; and her grandparents George Lewis Breeden and Rosa Ellen Breeden.

Her family will receive friends Friday, September 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. As a nod to Lelia’s favorite color, blue attire is encouraged.

Contributions in Lelia’s memory to her family may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tormaschy family and messages of sympathy and support may be made to them at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories of Lelia and in the loving support of God and family.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • So sorry for your loss, Rosa. Prayers for you and your family. I’m here if you need a friend to talk to through this difficult time.