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Terry Allan Tombesi


Terry Allan Tombesi passed away on April 26, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Terry was born on January 21, 1947 in York, Pennsylvania to Louis and Delores Tombesi. He joined the US Navy in 1966 and served aboard the USS Alfred Cunningham (DD 752) as a Postal Clerk. He had 18 months of overseas duty. After serving three tours in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged in 1970.

His later career was spent in a variety of different business related outlets. He was a TV Reporter / Radio Host for WGAL in Harrisburg, PA. He was a previous owner of the Dover Newsstand in Dover, Delaware, a Talent Agent and Rock and Roll band manager and Business Manager of various companies over the years.

Terry married Janice Kraisinger in 1991. Their first daughter, Katherine, was born in 1992 and their second daughter, Allyson, was born in 1994. Terry enjoyed traveling; especially to historical places, going to Disney World, watching the Tampa Bay Rays, gardening, fishing and cooking.  Most of all, Terry enjoyed his time with family. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to theme parks and the beach. 

He was predeceased by both his parents; Louis and Delores Tombesi. He is survived by his wife, Janice; daughters Katherine and Allyson; step-son Scott Keefer (Veronica) of Apple Valley, MN; daughter Gina Baumgartner (Jason) of Magnolia, DE; and grandchildren Benjamin, Eleanor, Jordan, Corbin and Jasper.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4661 82nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10-10:30 A.M. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. Military rites will be rendered.

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  • Susanna says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May “the God of all comfort help you all as you remember the wonderful promise He has given us for the future (2 Corinthians 1:3; Acts 24:15).

  • Greg Albrecht says:

    So sorry for your loss. Terry was a great classmate from the SHS class of 65. A life well lived!

  • BONNIE KELLER says:

    Dear Janice and Family,
    So sorry for your loss.We just heard about Tom’s passing.With Prayers and thoughts for your Family. John & Bonnie Keller

  • Larry Stiffler says:

    I’m sorry to learn of the loss of Terry. Terry was a wonderful classmate and I always enjoyed talking with him. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Susan Stanskas says:

    Terry was a fun and caring friend from high school. A light has surely gone out in this world. Prayers for comfort for Terry’s family.

  • June Downs says:

    Janice and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Terry was a classmate of mine at Susquehannock. May you find comfort and peace in your memories.

  • Hal Darr says:

    Terry was a character. Upbeat and unpredictable, time with him was never dull. If we(classmates of ’65) make it to an afterlife, we know Terry will announce our entrance.

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  • Ken Bortner says:

    I enjoyed our friendship. You will be missed.

  • Tanya Wagner says:

    Our sympathies go out to Terry’s brother Ron Tombesi (Mary) and their daughters Serena and Andrea, and his sister Sheron Tombesi Andrews (Thomas), their children Jennifer Landress (Bo), Josh Andrews (Stephanie) and Lisa Ruddy (Jim) and their families. Condolences also to family members mentioned in the obituary. May memories comfort you in this time of loss.