Patrick F. Tomlan
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AGE: 70 • Wilmington
Patrick F. Tomlan, 70, of Wilmington, passed away on March 16, 2014 in Season's Hospice at the Christiana Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Tomlan was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1943 to the late Joseph Anthony and Evelyn Mae (Mork) Tomlan. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1965 with a degree in engineering and from the University of Illinois in 1969 with a PhD in chemical engineering.
He met his future wife, Judy in 1966 and they dated long distance, Illinois to Minnesota, until their marriage in 1969. They moved to Wilmington in 1969 where Pat accepted a job with DuPont. Wilmington became their permanent home.
Mr. Tomlan was active in his church as a deacon and in other administrative positions. He was involved with many nonprofit organizations, the most recent being Luther Community Services. He retired from DuPont in 2006.
Mr. Tomlan is survived by sons, Matthew and his wife Tina, and Jeffrey of Colorado and Nicholas and his wife Marie of Kennett Square, three grandchildren and sister, Wendy Shatluck of Minnesota.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Concordia Lutheran Church where friends may call from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 3003 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES www.chandlerfuneralhome.com
Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 18, 2014