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Keith Tomley

Mar 28, 1924 - Sept 7, 2018

Keith E. Tomley, a longtime resident of Hayward, passed on September 7, 2018 at the age of 94 after battling and succumbing to an infection. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Keith was born in Oakland, Ca. to his parents Ethel Vargas and Keith J. Tomley. Keith had a younger brother Robert Tomley. Keith graduated Castlemont High School in Oakland and later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

Keith volunteered and proudly served the US Army Air Force during World War II where he rose to Lieutenant while conducting 19 air missions from D-Day to the invasion of Germany. He was stationed in Attlebridge Airbase, Norfolk, England.

After receiving his degree from UC Berkeley, he served as the Director of the X-Ray department and Administrator of the Hayward Hospital founded by his grandmother Lucille Tomley. Later in his career, Keith worked and retired from for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Keith was married to his wife, Lois Tomley, for 67 years. They met at a dance in Lake County after the war. Dancing, golf, and travel with family and friends were their favorite past-times. He was regularly seen on the sidelines of his grandsons sporting events.

Keith leaves behind his loving wife; 2 children: son Steve Tomley and wife Joni, daughter Debbie Umphreys and husband Steve; 3 grandsons Kevin Tomley, Colin Umphreys, and Taylor Umphreys; 4 great-granddaughters Bella, Sailor, Autumn, and Sage Tomley.

A celebration of his life is being scheduled and will be noted in website, www.legacy.com/obituaries. In lieu of flowers, military donations can be made to the s.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 14, 2018
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