July 4, 1924 – July 28, 2020
Marcella ‘Marcy’ Tomek, 96, of Greensboro, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at The Elms at Abbotswood following an extended illness. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Marcy was born July 4, 1924 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Otto Brychta and Anna Koutny Brychta. As an Independence Day baby, Marcy could be a firecracker around the home, making sure everything was not only done, but done to her specifications. She prided herself in keeping a spotless home and “being altogether”, even for a trip to CVS or her process meant holding up dinner. She enjoyed spending time at Kure Beach, as long as everyone wore plenty of sunscreen, with Bob and her beloved sister Nancy. Above all she loved being anywhere with her family. In addition to her parents, Marcy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tomek, and her son-in-law, Dennis Downs. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Judee Downs of Greensboro; grandchildren - Korey Casper (Jennifer), Matthew Downs, and Kyle Downs (Becca); great grandchildren - Ethan and Carter Casper and Harper and Dennis Downs. Special thanks to Tamika Thompson, Marcy’s longtime caregiver who loved her like a grandmother. The family asks with gratitude that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 W. Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.
A Celebration of Marcella's life will be announced at a later date.
Mary Schenck Dator
August 9, 2020
Sending you so much love. Your mom was a sweet and beautiful person. I enjoyed seeing her at the Elms. God bless her and your family.
August 1, 2020
Thank you so much for allowing the staff at the Elms to share in Marcy's life! She had a beautiful heart and soul. When we sang hymns, I loved hearing her sing "every word". Marcy was ready to go to home to be in our Lord's presence. She awakened in Heaven dancing and singing with the Lord! She will truly be missed! I have a picture of her on her birthday this year and a couple family pictures from the Christmas party . I can only attach one. Text me at (336) 282-0571 and I can send the others. Thanks again for sharing Marcy with us!
Love, Cathy McClellan, Lead Wellness Assistant