YORK Rodney S. "Rod" Tome, 51, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, after a three year courageous battle with cancer, at Inpatient Care Center, Lancaster. He was the husband of Jill A. (Hamme) Tome, with whom he celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2012. Mr. Tome was born in York, on March 4, 1961, son of Florence (Beck) Tome of Mt. Wolf and the late Robert H. Tome, Sr. Rod served his country honorably as a Staff Sergant in the Army National Guard during Desert Storm in the 131st Transportation Company and the 103rd Engineers. He retired from the 1067th Transporation Co. in 2000. He was employed as a processor at BAE Systems for five years. Rod was a member of the Shiloh American Legion Post 791 and the Mt. Wolf V.F.W. 2493. Enjoyments included cooking/baking, golfing, fishing, HO scale model trains, and small engine repair. Additional survivors include two brothers, Pastor Robert H. Tome, Jr. and his wife, Susan of West Manchester Twp., and James A. Tome of Mt. Wolf; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Tome. Rod's funeral service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. from Grace Fellowship Church, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, York. Officiating will be his brother, Pastor Robert H. Tome, Jr. There will be a visitation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Final resting place will be in Indiantown Gap Veterans Cemetery, Annville, on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. All planning to attend the burial service, please meet at the cemetery by 11:15 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Inpatient Care Center - Lancaster, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or to the Grace Fellowship Church, 1408 Seven Valleys Road, York, PA 17408. Arrangements were entrusted to the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., York (Shiloh).
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 4, 2012