Peter George Tomasi
Hawthorne - Tomasi, Peter George, age 77, of Hawthorne NJ, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Born and raised in Paterson, Peter graduated from Eastside HS and he continued his education at NY College of Music (now NYU) and earned a BA degree. Peter met the love of his life at a dance. They fell in love and married on March 25, 1967. After a short stay in Fair Lawn they moved to Hawthorne where he lived the rest of his life. Throughout Peter's life he worked in the music industry first as a Music Teacher/Band Director at Irvington HS and Midland Park HS. Peter went to work for Jupiter Band Instruments as Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast, where he worked until retirement. Peter was a longtime member of the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood NJ, where he served as a Deacon and Elder. Peter was a member of the Ridgewood concert band where he played clarinet and served as president of the group for many years. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Webelos leader, Pack 24 and Assistant Scout Master, Troop 224. Peter spent his leisure time enjoying music, fishing, bowling, photography, golf, trips to Atlantic City and most of all traveling and cruising the seas with his wife and family throughout the United States and beyond. Peter was the beloved husband of Carol A. (nee Koningswood) Tomasi. Loving father of Peter George Tomasi, III of Hawthorne and John Stephen Tomasi and his wife Jessica (nee Wittner) Tomasi of North Haledon. Grandfather of Evan John Tomasi, Lorelai Grace Tomasi, and Cassidy Emmanuelle Tomasi. Son of the late George Richard Tomasi and the late Katherine J. (nee Polizzotto). Brother of Margaret (nee Tomasi) Garbarino and her late husband Richard, and George R. Tomasi and his late wife Linda (nee Maurer) Tomasi. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-grand-nieces. Friends may visit with the family at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00am, meeting at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 S. Monroe Street, Ridgewood. The service will be available via livestream at https://westside.org/livestream/
for those wishing to view online. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society https://mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/ptomasi
Published by The Record/Herald News from May 11 to May 12, 2021.