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Philip J. Tumminia


1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Philip J. Tumminia Obituary
Tumminia, Philip J.
September 23, 1942 - November 24, 2018
Philip J. Tumminia passed away on November 24, 2018 in Livorno, Italy after a sudden illness. He left us doing two of his favorite things;cruising and visiting Italy.
He was born on September 23, 1942 in Jamestown, NY to Phil and Josephine Tumminia. He was a graduate of Jamestown High School class of 1960 and earned an Associates Degree from Jamestown Community College. He married Lois Bates in 1963 and raised his family in Bemus Point for over 20 years. He retired from Blackstone Corporation after almost 30 years of service, moving up from a lab tech to Vice President of Sales. He and his wife, Lois, moved to Florida in 1996. Once there, he started and operated a successful business doing wholesale watch repair for many local jewelry stores for 20 years.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Moose, the American Legion and the Sons of the VFW. Philip enjoyed traveling and meeting new people, He loved raising his family out in the country and attending their sporting events. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and spending time with his family.
He survived by his wife Lois of 55 years, sons Andrew (Pamela) and Peter Tumminia as well as his daughter Maria Natiello (Michael), Grandaughters Laurel and Johanna, brother Dennis (Shirley) and brother-in-law Thomas Bates (Tammy) as well as several nieces and nephews.
A service will be held in Ewing Chapel at Toale Brothers Funeral Home at 140 East Venice Ave., Venice, FL at 10 am on Saturday, December 8th. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the in his name.
Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2018
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