Paul Leo Tomney Jr.

May 8, 1924November 22, 2013

Paul Leo Tomney, Jr., 89, died Friday, November 22, 2013, in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Winchester, VA to Paul Leo and Carter May Stryker Tomney. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Beatty Tomney. Paul graduated from Handley High School with the class of 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Force serving with the 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group. He served with distinction in completing over 30 missions in the European Theater receiving the Purple Heart and other honors. With his wife, he owned and operated the Copper Lamp Motel and a Civil War Museum in Kernstown, VA. He was employed at O’Sullivans and for 18 years as a contractor. Paul is survived by two daughters, Ann Allen of Raleigh, NC and Debbi Kitzmiller (Joe) of Vinton, VA; 8 grandchildren, Robert Allen and Leigh Allen of Raleigh, NC, Megan Anderson of Buckley, WA, Anne Bowman of Henderson, NV, Jason Kitzmiller of San Diego, CA, Kris Kitzmiller of St. George, UT, Paul Kitzmiller and Joe Kitzmiller of Tucson, AZ; 11 great grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation or the National Parkinson’s Foundation.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Jane Wilson

January 10, 2014

Not only was Paul reunited with his bride, he was reunited with all the other members of the 487th Bomb Group who had gone before him. He will be missed at Bomb Group reunions, but his "forever" reunion is better.

Julie Dickens

November 25, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mr. Tomney's passing, but he is not reunited with his bride.
Loved his dry sense of humor and his families dedecation. Bless you all.