Shirley Mae Roach Tomasiewicz

March 25, 1935July 19, 2010

SHIRLEY TOMASIEWICZ Shirley Mae Tomasiewicz (nee Roach), 75, passed away in Las Vegas, July 19, 2010. She was a 37-year resident. Shirley was born in Omaha, Neb., March 25, 1935. She is survived by her loving husband, of 54 years, Aloysius "Al" Tomasiewicz. As a military spouse and homemaker, she saw the world and they retired from Nellis AFB in 1976. She began a career with Nevada Federal Credit Union in 1976, and retired as a branch manager in 2000. Shirley leaves behind her five daughters, Patricia Vendetti and her family, Tony and Joseph, Alice Cornish and her family, Tim, Alan, Jared and Jessica, Jeanne Tomasiewicz, Janet Wolcott and her family, Guy, Garrett and Lauren, and Mary Remer and her family, Don, Matthew, Michael and Sarah. Shirley also leaves behind her younger brother, Michael Roach of Omaha; and sister, Marcie Shriver of Waco, Texas. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Sarch and Kathleen Roach; brother, Ed; and sisters, Alice, Mary, Annie, Pat and Helene; and granddaughter, Sarah. Words cannot describe the loss of this remarkable woman. Her inspiring faith and loving family are her legacy. She passed away peacefully at home knowing her family will lean on each other to get through this difficult time. Her final resting place, on Earth, will be in Omaha. For Las Vegas, the viewing and Rosary will be Wednesday, July 21, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Viewing will be 3-6 p.m., and the Rosary will be 6-7 p.m. Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Our Lady of the Skies Parish, on Nellis Air Force Base.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 22, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Tammi Hartman

July 28, 2010

I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Tammi Hartman

MaryAnn Petersen/Borsh

July 23, 2010

I offer my deepest sympathy to my cousins Mickey and Marie and the
rest of the family. I am remembering Mrs. Roach and her quiet sweet
manner. Irish eyes will certainly be smiling now as Shirley joins
the heavenly host.

Dan and Fran Littley

July 23, 2010

Uncle Al, Cousins Patricia, Alice, Jeanne, Janet, and Mary. Although we have never personally met, we have corresponded over the years as our assignments took us to the different corners of the world. I know how close the family is. Please know, all of you are in our prayers during this time of sorrow and bereavement.

Joye Shores

July 23, 2010

Tomasiewicz family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of a very special person. She was a joy to know, to work with, and I cherish the blessings of knowing her. May you each know you are blessed by being in her space.

Theresa Thornton

July 22, 2010

Tomasiewicz family, please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. I will always remember all the good times that our families had together. I will always remember her smile. Thank you for sharing her with us. Theresa Lilley Thornton & the Lilley and Thornton families

Veronica Mabe

July 21, 2010

Tomasiewicz Family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and friend. I had the blessing of working for Shirley at the Credit Union, every day was special.

Our Prayers and Thoughts go with you.
Tom and Veronica Mabe

Kathy (Therkildsen) Lundin

July 21, 2010

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Shirley was a remarkable and loving woman. I have no doubt that Alice, Mary, Helene, Pat, Ed,and Annie (my mom) were only a few of the souls waiting to welcome her. Our loss is Heaven's gain.


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