Jomar Lococo

November 8, 1948December 18, 2011

JOMAR KATHERINE LOCOCO | Visit Guest Book Jomar Katherine Lococo Nov. 8, 1948 - Dec. 18, 2011 Age 63, of Petaluma, passed away as a result of a car accident on Sunday, December 18. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 22 years, Randall C. Fowler. Jomar was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Katherine Lococo. Born in San Francisco and raised in Corte Madera, Jomar attended Marin Catholic High School, Dominican University, Portland State University and the University of Oregon at Eugene. Jomar was well-known and esteemed in her professional field. She worked as a speech and language therapist for over thirty years, including twenty-five with the San Rafael City Schools from which she retired in 2007. She also served in the West Marin School District. In recent years, she had continued in private practice while also mentoring student speech/language therapists at Santa Rosa Junior College. Many benefited from her expertise. She was often called upon to deliver presentations across the nation on specific topics such as supporting second language learners and their needs. In 2010, Jomar was inducted as a fellow into the American Speech and Hearing Association. Jomar was full of life and love for those around her. She always rose to meet whatever life presented with determination and optimism. She was proud of her Italian heritage. Family was important to her so she frequently organized gatherings, including rafting and ski trips with her nieces and nephews, family reunions, treks to San Francisco Giants games and so on. Together, Jomar and Randy were world travelers, often exploring unique and little-known corners of the world. Her heart went out to those in need both abroad and at home. She and Randy sponsored Wivine, a young girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jomar also chose to continue the work of her parents by supporting the Presentation Sisters in their mission to build a clinic in Santa Clara, Guatemala. Jomar enjoyed membership in the Petaluma Women's Club, the Sixth Street Book Club, and the Madonna de Lume Society of Petaluma. Gardening was a passionate hobby. Jomar had a warm heart and a strong, caring personality. She will be deeply missed by family, countless friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. She is also survived by her siblings Janice Holland (Michael), Larry Lococo (Kathy), Judy Lococo (Tony Gambardella), Anne Martin (Gregory). She treasured her nieces, nephews, and grand-nephew: Marisa (Patrick) Kelley and baby Finn; Torin Holland; Lauren & Siena Lococo; Anthony & Dante Gambardella; Marco & Vincent Martin. A Celebration of Life will be held in Jomar's memory at a later date. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be forwarded in her memory to: The Presentation Sisters, (indicate Memorial for Jomar Lococo), 1500 North Second Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401; or to Food for the Hungry, (indicate for The Thomas Kelley Project in Congo), 1224 East Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034.

Arrangements under the direction of Keaton's Mortuary, San Rafael, CA.


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February 2, 2012

Just knowing you, Jomar, has changed my life in many wonderful ways. I will always remember you for your kindness, generosity and tremendous passion for helping others. -Tania Quan Graduate Student and your Mentorship Partner.

Michael Holland

January 11, 2012

You have left us much too son - we will alway miss you omar

Anita MacAleavey

January 10, 2012

Tom and Anita MacAleavey would like to offer their condolences to Larry and all the family on the untimely and tragic loss of Jomar.

Paula Alsterlind

January 10, 2012

Dear Lococo and Fowler families:
Jomar was an exceptional and dynamic woman with a positive, intelligent and kind way. She will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her

Greg Englar

January 10, 2012

Jomar was a colleague, an outstanding profession and most importantly a wonderfully pleasant person who wanted others to find joy in their life. Thank you Jomar for the gift of knowing you, inspiring others and helping me appreciate my own life.

Kelly Brooks

January 9, 2012

Dear Lococo and Fowler family members: Please accept my condolences for the loss of Jomar. News of her death was devastating on both a personal and professional level.
I had the good fortune to be introduced to Jomar about 15 years ago. Our county was looking for an 'expert' in special needs assessment of bi-lingual and bi-cultural students and her name came up as a local resource. With fingers crossed, I asked her to present trainings in this subject area for Sonoma County SELPA special education specialists. No surprise- she was well received and I was asked to bring her back as often as I could by attendees to her trainings throughout Northern California and especially here in Sonoma County. As the years progressed, so did my respect, appreciation and fondness for this mighty woman. I always knew who it was when I heard the words "Hello, my dear" on the phone. I will miss her presence in my life.
Randy, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I wish you a speedy and full recovery.
Kelly Brooks

Michele Waldman

January 8, 2012

Jomar was my son's speech and language specialist. Her dedication and positive spirit will always be remembered and cherished. Thank you for all you have done to make the quality of life for our 'special kids' a lot better. Rest in Peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sr. Margaret Diener, OP

January 5, 2012

For you, the family of Jomar, know of my thoughts and prayers. It saddens me to know of her untimely death. With care,another of her Dominican classmates,

Sue Burns Stephenson

January 5, 2012

It is with shock and sadness that I found out of the loss of Jomar. I was at Dominican with her. My sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy.

Marilyn DolceDavis

January 5, 2012

I was so saddened to hear of Jomar's death. Although I did not know her personally, she was well known to me through her speech therapy work. As a preschool speech & language teacher, I benefited from her knowledge and expertise with English Language Learners. Her death is a true loss to her family and to the world in which she shared so much of herself. My prayers are with all of you.