Rose M. Tomkiel

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Rose M. Tomkiel

AGE: 84 • Lake Como

Rose M. Tomkiel, 84, of Lake Como, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at Ocean County Medical Center, Brick, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Jersey City, Rose moved to Lake Como in 1958. She was the Borough's tax assessor for 14 years and also a certified property appraiser. Rose earned both certifications through Rutgers University. In her spare time, Rose loved to tend her garden and flowers.

Rose was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Lila (Hawkes) Garrison and her brother, Edward. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Victor; her sister, Lila of Hallstead, NY; a daughter, Victoria Palmer of Neptune; a son, Victor and his wife Cynthia of Brielle; and 3 grandchildren, Harry Palmer III of Brick and Nicole and Jack Tomkiel of Brielle.

Private services will be held at a later date at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. At the family's request, donations in Rose's memory may be made to Hospice Services at Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, NJ 08724. Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. To send condolences to the family, please visit

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Orender Family Home
2643 Old Bridge Rd Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 528-5500
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Published in Asbury Park Press from May 3 to May 4, 2014
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