Thomas Joseph Tooma

May 22, 1931August 7, 2018

Carolina Shores, NC

Thomas Joseph Tooma, 87, died August 7, 2018 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center.

Born on May 22, 1931 in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Sarkis and Rufka George Tooma.

Mr. Tooma served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict in the United State Marine Corps.

Survivors include three children, Thomas J. Tooma, Jr., Liz Ludwig and Deborah Boylan; two sisters, Elizabeth Ostrowski and Theresa Tkach; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and his long-time companion and domestic partner, Agnes Burke.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Thursday, August 16 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

An additional funeral Mass will be held 11:30 am on Monday, August 27 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somersault, NY 10589

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Debbie Boylan

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For those in the New York area, please join the family for a second service on August 27, 2018 at 11:30 am at St. Joseph's Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY 10589.