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Clifford F. Tombyll


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Clifford F. Tombyll Obituary
CLIFFORD F. TOMBYLL, 91, passed away with his wife at his side. Married for 68 years Clifford and Amelia enjoyed the trials and loving riches of life together. Born in Montreal, Canada on June 8, 1923 his family immigrated to the New England portion of the United States during 1929. Prior to WWII, he spent his early years developing lifelong friendships while honing technical and journalistic skills. Joining the army to support the war effort he naturalized and became a citizen prior to shipping off to the Philippines. He worked communication and power for the city of Manila and ran a small newspaper for his unit. Upon leaving the army with the rank of Sergeant he married the love of his life Amelia. They lived in Riverside and Wrightwood for over 60 years. Clifford is survived by Amelia; son Edward and wife Diana; son Theodore; son Thomas and wife Cheryl; and eighteen grandchildren. Clifford worked in aerospace as an electrician for most of his life. To his credit he also built three houses and never lost a love for journalism. He wrote three books and an unbelievable amount of quality poetry which we all enjoyed at frequent family gatherings. A great number of his poems are very patriotic and reflect love of country, sacrifice and the real cost of what others did before us. It is they that struggled for the freedom we enjoy today. He and his wisdom are greatly missed by family and friends. Services: Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, Ca. 92504 at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, 4/21/15. Military services will be at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:45 P.M.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 19, 2015
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