OBITUARY

Malcolm E Tumey

June 10, 1934December 4, 2018

Malcolm Edward Tumey, of Bradenton passed away Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at the age of 84; he was born June 10, 1934 in Greenfield Massachusetts. Malcolm received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his MBA from Western New England University. Malcolm served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1962. While serving, he was stationed in France and provided exemplary service to his country during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. After his service, Malcolm returned to the Kollmorgen Corporation in Northampton, MA to develop periscopes and other optical equipment for the United States Navy. He left the corporate world in 1970 to pursue his vocation teaching Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, and Industrial Arts at Easthampton High School in Easthampton MA. Malcolm was an enthusiastic amateur radio operator (callsign: W1VSX) and had a lifelong interest in radio and electronics. He is survived by his loving Wife Carol Ann Allaire Tumey, brother Lincoln E. Tumey (Mary Lee), children: David M. Tumey (Danielle) and Diana L. Tumey, grandchildren: Derek Lockhart (Megan), Chad Lockhart (Elizabeth), Jonathan Tumey, Jacob Tumey, Ian Tumey and Ellie He, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward & Annette Farwell Tumey. Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 10:30am at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Rt. 72 Clark Road, Sarasota Florida. Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Tumey, Wife
  • David Tumey, Son

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Malcolm E Tumey

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Melanie Huntington (Watroba)

December 21, 2018

David & Carol my sincere sympathies to you both on the passing of your father and husband. Mal was a wonderful person who was so kind to everyone. May his memories comfort you during this difficult time. I have such wonderful memories myself of this thoughtful and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michael St Martin

December 19, 2018

Carol David Diana, I'm so very sorry for you loss. Malcolm's passing is felt deeply by all the people who's lives he touched. Thank you all for allowing me to be part of that family as a child and teenager. I will always remember talking to him while he was fixing something or just making it better than it was intended to be.

Gail Canon

December 19, 2018

My sincere sympathy to all! Such a great teacher and wonderful friend with many fond memories of seeing my parents at play with the Tumey's!💔

Rick Belford

December 17, 2018

David and the Tumey family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless.

bruce korona

December 16, 2018

David,,,,,I enjoyed being taught by your Dad and teaching You guitar in your home ..He will be missed by many ,but we shall meet in the end. bjk
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Irene Tyburski Coleman

December 16, 2018

David.... your Dad was a one of a kind wonderful teacher and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With deepest sympathy...

Irene Tyburski Coleman

Marilyn McClelland

December 11, 2018

My heart goes out to the Tumey family. Uncle Mal had a wonderful sense of humor. He was so handy and seemed to be able to build and fix anything. He was dearly loved and will certainly be missed.

Derek Lockhart

December 11, 2018

You forgot oceanography. He taught that, as well. I remember reading through his oceanography books at Pine Island, finding them interesting.

My grandfather was a one of a kind man while on this earth. I know where he is now he has no more pain and is enjoying a new life we can as of yet only imagine. But it isn't easy to lose him, even temporarily, in this life. I will miss him and always cherish the memories I have. All the help he gave me and the wonderful sense of humor that made me roll my eyes at the time. These are precious memories of a wonderful man.

May God give us all strength, peace, and understanding as we grieve this loss, knowing His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, but that His ways and thoughts are always better than ours, even when we don't understand them.

Beth Harlow-Harris

December 7, 2018

Auntie Carol - my thoughts and prayers are with you, David and Diana!

I have many fond memories of spending time with your family in Easthampton and at Pine Island.

I'm glad Uncle Bud is finally at peace 💜

Bill Lockhart

December 4, 2018

Dad-
You were an important part of your grand kids lives. C & D will always remember you. God bless and thank you for your service. -B

FROM THE FAMILY