Avenell Betty (Witherow) Tomica

Born: Wed., Apr. 30, 1924
Died: Mon., Aug. 20, 2012


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Avanell Betty Tomica passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, August 20, 2012, at Warren Manor.

Mrs. Tomica was born April 30, 1924, in Olanta, Pa., the daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy Mae Witherow.

Avanell was always interested in helping people in need, and was looking forward to being reunited someday with those who passed before her, and being with the Lord.  She worked at Blair Corp for a few years, and always helped anyone who she felt needed care. The family would like to thank Warren Manor for the excellent care she received while residing there.

She is survived by two sons, Dan Tomica, Detroit, MI and David Tomica, Warren, Pa.; three grandchildren, Dan, and wife, Sue, also of Detroit, MI, Beth Hewitt, and husband, Ryan, Las Vegas, NV and Ellen Tomica, Washington, DC; three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Anna and Connor Tomica; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph Tomica, whom she married December 6, 1941; seven brothers, Cloyd, Weir, Morris, Ardell, Kenneth, Eldon and Clifford Witherow; and five sisters, Ethel and Winefred Witherow, Gertrude Hoyt, Audrey Witherow Ruby and Geraldine Durandetta.

Friends will be received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Saturday, August 25,  for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there at 11 a.m.,  with Rev. Marcus Briggs, pastor, Rouse Warren Co. Home and Warren General Hospital, officiating.

Burial will be in the Gibbs Hill Cemetery, Ludlow, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crippled Children Foundation or the Salvation Army.

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Jim Jack
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Hello Dave, Please accept my sincere condolences regarding your mother's passing.

Bob & Carolyn Witherow
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dan and David we send our condolences to you at this time of loss. I have many fond memories at Joe, Avanell, Dan and David''''''''s house gowing up.
Our prayers are with you at this time.
Bob & Carolyn Witherow

Sherry King
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a very special lady.
SHerry King

Cindy & Mike Stravato
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Dave, Dan, and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I''ll always remember Avenell as a good and kind person. May you find strength and comfort in knowing that she is now home with our Lord.

Doug and Paula Brierley
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Dave, we are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Our heart goes out to you and your whole family. We will be thinking of you this week and wishing you all nothing but good memories! All the best, Doug & Paula

George Tomica
   Posted Thu August 23, 2012
Dan and Dave,
Sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Beth Tingue Monti
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom''s passing, she was 2 years younger than my Mom. Mine is living with us since my Dad passed away in 2006. West Branch was a good place to grow up.

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