Ramona J. Tormaschy

January 14, 1929 ‒ May 19, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

In every season of Ramona Tormaschy’s life she had a reason to sing and a reason to worship. The Living God was an influence in how she operated her business, maintained her relationships and raised her family.

The Lord called Ramona to His presence Tuesday Morning May 19, 2015 from her home in Ontario Pointe. She was 86.

Born Ramona Yingling January 14, 1929 to Glenn and Margaret (Bowlus) Yingling, she was graduated from Madison High School and Cosmetology School. She operated a beauty shop from her home for more than 40 years and concurrently worked at Therm-O-Disc.

Her first husband Art Denis was the owner of the Coliseum Roller Skating Rink, which is where Ramona developed a love of roller skating and dance skating. She later married the love of her life Mike Tormaschy in 1965 and spent 14 wonderful years together until his passing in 1979.

As a lady who enjoyed the outdoors, Ramona enjoyed trips with her son to the family cabin in Canada twice a year. She also enjoyed taking the motor home on family vacations, boating on Lake Erie, and swimming in North Lake Park swim club. She also took great pleasure in sewing and her many Boston Terriers she adored throughout the years.

Aside from her many interests, Ramona will be remembered as a woman of Christian faith. She loved her church: Gospel Assembly Church, where she served the congregation as head usherette for many years and could be seen at most every church function since she began her membership in 1965.

She is survived by her children Tim Denis of Mansfield, Kandy (Don) Yarger of Mansfield, Mike (Susan) Tormaschy of Tampa, FL, and Shelly Elswick of Cardington; grandchildren Daniel Yarger, Brent Tormaschy, Andrea Tormaschy, Michael Elswick, and Jessica Elswick; two great grandchildren; brother Glenn Yingling Jr. of Columbia, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ramona was preceded in death by her husband Mike Tormaschy, her parents, and her sister Maxine Elliott.

Family and friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Gospel Assembly Church, 1100 S. Trimble Road, Mansfield, where a service will be held on Friday May 22, 2015 at 11 am. Pastor Daniel R. Baer will officiate with a burial to follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association at the church.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ramona’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Tim, Kandy & Mike,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Ramona was a wonderful lady. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Pat Browning and Ruby Holbrook

  • Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Tim, it is with a sad heart that I write this message. I did not have the privilege of knowing your mom, but I know she raised you to be a Christian gentleman. I so enjoyed the many times we played our instruments together at the Conventions. Many laughs were shared together as well as times of worship. I have only good memories. Again, praying for your family in the days ahead. Your friend, ~Rosa~

  • Dear Tim, Kandy, Mike and Shelly,
    At this time of such a great loss, know that there is a comfort that can only come from God. The joy your mom is now experiencing in the presence of Jesus is that unspeakable joy that you can only have by knowing Jesus. We know too that this is just a momentary good-bye, because all those who accept Jesus as their Savior will see Ramona again. Can you see that sparkle in her eyes? Can you see that smile on her face? Remember those things in your time of sorrow.
    I do wish I could be there with y’all but I will be praying and know that y’all are loved.
    Jesus said; “I am the resurrection, and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
    John 11:26-26
    Susan Tormaschy

  • Kandy, Tim, Shelly & Mike, so sorry to hear of Ramona passing. I feel blessed
    to have Known her.
    Ernest & Ruth Henderson
    Glendale, Az.

  • Tim,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as such a nice lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Russ and I are so sorry for your lost. We know she is in a better place. praying for the family that you will have peace in this sad time. Love, Russ and Kathy Conaway

  • Dear Tim and Family-So sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing. She was such a kind, gentle and beautiful lady. So glad we had the opportunity to meet her. May you find peace in these moments of sorrow. God’s blessing to all of you.
    Lisa & Gail
    Peace Fellowship Chapel

  • Dear Tim & family,

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I enjoyed meeting her at church, she was a kind, gentle person. You and your family will be in my prayers during this time.


    Kathy Sherburne

  • Tim, Kandy, Shelley, Mike and family…

    I am soo sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a big part of my childhood and teen years. She was always soo kind and good to Angie, Danny and I . All of my memories at church (and some out) , include her. I really thought the world of her. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.


    Julie Martinez

  • Oh, Tim,

    What a grand and funny lady was your mom! I will never forget your visit with Ed and Wilma to Illinois. I will also remember getting together with your mom and the Renz’s in our campers at the Conventions. So thankful for all the wonderful memories I have been blessed with and I know your will last you a lifetime. I will be praying for God’s comfort and assurance.


  • I’m so sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing. She was a great lady. Praying for you all!!

  • Shelly and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Never easy when we lose a parent but so comforting to know she is at peace with her Lord now. I have some fond memories of your mom, the skating rink and our connection to boston terriers! Thoughts and prayers are sent your way!
    Emily Burggraf

  • Shelly and family
    May his spirit comfort you with the fondest memories. When Mike told me a few thoughts came to mind she is home and reuniting with the love of her life…

  • Tim, Kandy, Mike, & Shelley. Losing a mother is very difficult. Thought and prayers are with you all. Because of the impact Ramona made on my life, I am where I am today. I love the Christian example she always showed. We have shared a lot of good times together. Wonderful memories of your precious Mother. Loved her dearly. Charlotte Littleton Newton NC.

  • Tim I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. Losing someone on this world is very difficult to say the least especially a mom. Thinking about your mom always makes me smile. I got to spend time with her through yourself by sharing fish dinners and outdoor fire meals and no matter how much we enjoyed or had she always room for marshmallows and she loved it. And there will always be room for her too for impossible it is to extinguish a soul instead we transform back to the luminous beings we are and luminous she most definitely is.
    My thoughts go to you,

  • God blessed me with two Christian sisters who prayed for many years that I would come to know the Lord which I did in 1985. I have very fond memories of being the little brother who they adored. Dorothy and I couldn’t be there for health reasons but we will see her someday in that beautiful home she has journeyed all her life to enter. In all things praise God and know He is the Creator and has given us life through His son, Jesus. In all things of this life we are given, “Be Still and Know He Is God. Your loving brother Glenn and wife Dorothy Yingling

  • Dear Kandy & Tim,
    So sorry! You have the blessed hope of knowing she is now in heaven & God will give you help + grace at this time. Thankfully you have many precious memories. Will keep you both in prayer (& the rest of the family)!

  • I have many fond memories of your mother. She was a sweet lady. My prayers are with you all.

    Julie Weaver