Mary Ann Tomasiewicz (1928 - 2017)

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Mary Ann Tomasiewicz passed peacefully from this life on Jan. 4, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Mary was born to Bart and Sophie (Nosal) Tomasiewicz on Nov. 16, 1928, in Chicago, Ill. Mary obtained a nursing degree from the Cook County School of Nursing; a diploma in physical therapy from Northwestern University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DePaul University; and a Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina.
Mary was a natural caretaker and cared for her parents until they died. Afterward she decided she was tired of living in Chicago and she moved to Alaska. While living in Juneau, Mary worked for the Alaska Department of Health and Welfare and the Easter Seal Society. Mary was also on the March of Dimes Board of Directors. After moving to Anchorage, Mary worked at Providence Hospital as a Utilization Review Coordinator and Quality Assessment Manager and as an RN at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Mary had a giving heart and volunteered her time to support many organizations.
Mary had an adventurous spirit and loved exploring Alaska with her long-time friend, Laura Pate. Together they traversed the Alaska Highway (sometimes pulling their camper trailer) and enjoyed many fishing expeditions with Captain Dick and Captain Tom. Mary also loved gardening, fishing for halibut in Homer and spending time in her log cabin near Wasilla.
Family and friends were very important to Mary and she was blessed with many kind and generous friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Stephanie and Genevieve; brother, Stanley; and friend, Laura Pate. She is survived by her nieces, Natalie Steele and Kathy Ceranec; nephew, Dan Scaduto; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and her cherished Alaskan "family" in Anchorage. A huge thank you to her beloved Catholic family at the Holy Spirit Center, where her Funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 6, 2018. Also, thank you to her faithful and steadfast friend, Mary DuHoux, as well as the staff at Pioneers Home and Providence Hospital.
Please visit www.alaskanfuneral.com to leave online condolences.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 12, 2018
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