Stacey Tomczyk
1971 - 2016
BORN
1971
DIED
2016
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Wright & Salmon Mortuary - Peoria
2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL
Stacey Tomczyk
PEORIA - Stacey Ann Tomczyk, 45, of Peoria passed away at 10:59 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Stacey was born on February 8, 1971, in Chicago Ill., to Chester A. (Chet) and Constance Lannert Tomczyk.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents James W. Lannert and Chester and Stacia Tomczyk.
She is survived by two brothers, Kevin Tomczyk and Todd and Rebecca Tomczyk; nephews, Jeffery, Christopher and Nicholas Tomczyk; and grandmother, Ann Lannert; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Stacey was employed at public television station WTVP since 1997 as a promotional assistant, then Promotions Director, and for the past three years as Interim Program Director. Public Television was her major passion in life. She spent much of her time promoting the various station activities on air, online and in print. Her distinctive voice could be heard reading many of the stations promotional spots.
A second passion was encouraging reading and writing for youngsters. She was thoroughly dedicated to children's programming, the Young Writers and Illustrators Competition and was reportedly on a first name basis with Grover and Cookie Monster.
She enjoyed sharing children's books from various book drives and passing them along to youngsters in schools throughout Central Illinois on behalf of WTVP. Stacey was also a huge devotee of Masterpiece Theatre, especially the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. She also volunteered at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Crittenden Crisis Nursery and the Contemporary Art Center.
Stacey was on the Board of the Peoria St. Patrick Society and the Clonmel Sister Cities Association. She emceed the north stage musical presentations at the annual Erin Feis event, moderated trivia contests and other activities for both groups, and volunteered at other Irish events throughout the year.
Stacey had a quirky sense of humor, which saw joy in the most ordinary things. She enjoyed being with close friends and work associates, and travelling with friends when time permitted.
Stacey was a devout Catholic and was a lector at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria.
She was employed by the Red Chair Bakery in Bloomington, Ind., where she learned to be an exceptional baker. Her chocolate chip cookies and specialty cakes will be missed by family and friends alike.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends for the truly large hole left in their lives.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Dustin Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Wright and Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. An additional visitation will be from 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Stacey's name to public television station WTVP.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.
Published by Peoria Journal Star on May 2, 2016.
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2416 N. North Street, Peoria, IL
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2416 N. North Street, Peoria, IL
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5
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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
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WTVP is not the same without Stacey....SO SAD...SO MISSED
February 20, 2018
Stacey was a good friend. I will miss her. She was kind and always cheerful. We loved to talk about books, writing, and Sherlock Holmes.
Craig Shurtleff
May 7, 2016
Great and talented woman.....
ron hallbick
May 4, 2016
Was always a pleasure to work with. She will be missed.
Larry Green
May 4, 2016
I do not want to say goodbye to you today Stacey. I love you and will never forget your friendship. Fly High my sweet friend.
Angie Holliger
May 4, 2016
I appreciated seeing Stacey on PBS. Her obituary reflects a busy, talented, and generous woman. Such a great friend, also.

May God bless Stacey's family with the peace of memories of precious times, joy of remembering laughter, and the lovingkindness that Stacey shared with all.

All my best.
Mary K Sierra
May 3, 2016
Dear Chet and Connie,

I was so very saddened to hear of Stacey's passing and am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories help with the tremendous loss you are feeling and bring a measure of comfort to you. Her obituary speaks to all of her life's accomplishments and her dedication to making our world a better place. She clearly loved and was loved with a light and a legacy that will always shine bright. I wish I had known her during your years at PBS. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that old friends near and far hold you in our heart.
Michelle Ward-Brent
May 2, 2016
I met her at Erin Feis. She was a kind and hard working individual always with a smile for everyone. It was a pleasure knowing and working with her at the festival. She will be missed by all.
Marcia Hill
May 2, 2016
Prayers and sincere sympathy for Stacey's parents, family and friends,
From Clonmel Twinning Committee.

Aidan Fennessey
Secretary
Aidan Fennessey
May 2, 2016
Our prayers and condolences go out to Stacey's dear parents and family. My children and my friendship with Stacey was a unique one, and one that brought much joy into our lives. We will miss her joyful and happy personality, but will always cherish the memories. We feel privileged to have known such a beautiful person as Stacey. - Sahara, Shannon, Spencer & Jackie Alphonso
Jackie Alphonso
May 1, 2016
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