Obituary: Thomas 'Tom' Tomao Jr.


Obituary: Thomas 'Tom' Tomao Jr.


Date: June 13, 2012
by: Observer Staff


Thomas “Tom” Tomao Jr., of Bradenton, died May 27. He was 61.

Mr. Tomao worked for many years at Cannons Marina on Longboat Key.

Mr. Tomao was born June 19, 1950, in Wellesley, Mass. He was an honorable veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. After serving the country, he was recognized as a skilled and admired boat mechanic who worked as a Yamaha service manger for 30 years.

Mr. Tomao was a cook, avid crossword solver and reader. He loved fishing, working on motorcycles and car racing.

He is survived by his sister, Janet; brother, Richard; daughter, Michelle; son, Kyle; and one niece.

A private memorial will be held, followed by a celebration of life, Saturday, June 16. Anyone interested in details may send an email to

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bay Pines VA Healthcare System or American Cancer Society.


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