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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Marvin Tomas

September 26, 1932June 27, 2020

Marvin James Tomas, 87, of Victoria, Texas passed away on June 27, 2020. Born on September 26, 1932 in Ganado, Texas to Jaroslav (Jerry) Tomas and Mary Lesak Tomas. Marvin was the youngest of six children and grew up on a farm near Ganado and attended New Suterland grade school and Ganado High School. He married Joyce Smiga on November 18, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Inez, Texas. Marvin is survived by his wife of 67 years; sons, Darrell Tomas and Gary Tomas (Alberta) of Victoria; daughter, Debra Tomas of Victoria and 3 grandchildren, Douglas, Andrew and Matthew Tomas. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry, Joe and Adolf Tomas; sisters, Frances Tomas Specht and Madeline Tomas Muzny Babik. As his children were growing up, he spent time coaching both boy’s baseball and girls’ softball. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons. There was not a project that Marvin could not do. He was knowledgeable in all working crafts and put his talents to work in building a Lakehouse on Medina Lake. Marvin began his career with Central Power and Light at an early age and retired after more than 45 years of service as a Transmission Line Supervisor. After retirement Marvin and Joyce spent time camping with the CPL RV Retiree Club. They made 2 trips to the Czech Republic and he was very knowledgeable about his Czech heritage. He wanted to return to the Czech Republic, but due to health problems, was unable to do so. Marvin and Joyce were also members of the Polka & Waltz and the Western Dance Clubs at Dacosta. Marvin was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was in the Army and completed his basic training at Fort Bliss in Texas and then was stationed in Chicago. The family would like to thank the Staff of Greatwood Homes Memory Care for their heartfelt care of our father. The family has requested no flowers. Due to COVID-19 virus, a private graveside service will be held. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Joyce Smiga Tomas, Wife
  • Jaroslav (jerry) Tomas, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Lesak Tomas, Mother (deceased)
  • Darrell Tomas, Son
  • Gary Tomas and wife Alberta, Son
  • Debra Tomas, Daughter
  • Douglas Tomas, Grandson
  • Andrew Tomas, Grandson
  • Matthew Tomas, Grandson
  • Jerry, Joe and Adolph Tomas, Brothers (deceased)
  • Frances Tomas Specht, Sister (deceased)
  • Madeline Tomas Muzny Babik, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • Private Graveside Service

Memories

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Daniel Tomas

July 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about Marvin, enjoyed visiting and seeing him at the Tomas reunions 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

ALICE CHARBULA

July 2, 2020

With deepest sympathy.Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending hugs and prayers

Lynn Bailey

July 2, 2020

I found a photo today from the 2018 CPL Christmas retiree luncheon. Marvin & I had a great time visiting. I took some photos around the room & found this one of Marvin & Joyce. Not the best angle but wonderful memories.

Karie Tomas Ziska

July 2, 2020

Dear Family,
My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you. I am very grateful for the knowledge he has shared with us. May God continue to bless and comfort us all.

Bryan Haun

July 1, 2020

Sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. He and Joyce were dear friends to both of my parents and they went to many dances together. My father worked with him at CP&L for many years. Now, Marvin will be neighbors with my aunt and grandparents in the Ganado cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Mary April Tomas Wittig

July 1, 2020

Uncle Marvin was so full of family knowledge. I will miss this so much about him. He shared our heritage and stories with us at reunions that longed for a connection to our family that has passed on. My grandfather Jerry Tomas was his brother. I pray for peace to his immediate family as well as his extended.

Sherrie Tomas

July 1, 2020

Please know that Prayers are with you all, Aunt Joyce, Darrell, Gary and Debra.
I always admired his Love of his family and the many Family Reunions that would not have taken place without Him. And as tiring as they can be, He ways always So Happy to see his family, and you could see the LOVE as well as feel it in him. And he was So Loved and will be missed. As we realize that He was the last of the Generation.
With Many Loving Memories,
Sherrie Tomas ,Mark & Mykel.
Dunn (sons)

Marla Darilek

July 1, 2020

I remember Marvin from way back when he and my Dad worked together at CP and L. And I think they may have coached the girls softball team together. I believe Debra and my sister Valerie played on their team. Most recent memory of Marvin was at the CPL Retiree Dinners I would bring my mother to after my Dad passed. Marvin and Joyce were always there. Marvin was a nice man and knowledgeable. I know you all will surely miss him. But the memories you have will always keep him with you.
My deepest sympathy to all of you! God is with you.
Marla Darilek

Roma Preiss

July 1, 2020

Joyce and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marvin was a very sweet man with many kind words. He and Arlis worked together at CPL and there are so many memories of those days. You all will indeed miss him but remember that he is with the Lord walking the "Streets of Gold". God is Good and He will take care of all of you. Many Blessings, Love, Roma Preiss

CAROLYN SMIGA-FALTYSEK

July 1, 2020

JOYCE,

so very sorry to hear about Marvin. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carrie

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Marvin James Tomas, 87, of Victoria, Texas passed away on June 27, 2020.
Born on September 26, 1932 in Ganado, Texas to Jaroslav (Jerry) Tomas and Mary Lesak Tomas. Marvin was the youngest of six children and grew up on a farm near Ganado and attended New Suterland grade school and Ganado High School.
He married Joyce Smiga on November 18, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Inez, Texas.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 67 years; sons, Darrell Tomas and Gary Tomas (Alberta) of Victoria; daughter, Debra Tomas of Victoria and 3 grandchildren, Douglas, Andrew and Matthew Tomas.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry, Joe and Adolf Tomas; sisters, Frances Tomas Specht and Madeline Tomas Muzny Babik.
As his children were growing up, he spent time coaching both boy’s baseball and girls’ softball. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons. There was not a project that Marvin could not do. He was knowledgeable in all working crafts and put his talents to work in building a Lakehouse on Medina Lake.
Marvin began his career with Central Power and Light at an early age and retired after more than 45 years of service as a Transmission Line Supervisor. After retirement Marvin and Joyce spent time camping with the CPL RV Retiree Club. They made 2 trips to the Czech Republic and he was very knowledgeable about his Czech heritage. He wanted to return to the Czech Republic, but due to health problems, was unable to do so. Marvin and Joyce were also members of the Polka & Waltz and the Western Dance Clubs at Dacosta. Marvin was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He was in the Army and completed his basic training at Fort Bliss in Texas and then was stationed in Chicago.
The family would like to thank the Staff of Greatwood Homes Memory Care for their heartfelt care of our father.
The family has requested no flowers.
Due to COVID-19 virus, a private graveside service will be held.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.