Stanley A. Tomkiel, Jr.
AGE: 92 • Yonkers
Stanley A. Tomkiel, age 92, of Yonkers, NY died at home Monday evening of natural causes. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary, his loving children, Stanley A. Tomkiel III, Maureen C. Tomkiel, Christine M. Bisson, wife of Brady, Gregory J. Tomkiel, Eugene F. Tomkiel, husband of Wendy, step-daughter Rosaria Porpora, and his grandchildren, Matthew Tomkiel, Melissa M. Tomkiel, Jason Bisson, Jenna Tomkiel, Jonathan Tomkiel, and seven great-grandchildren.
He practiced law for over 50 years in Yonkers and founded the Tomkiel & Tomkiel law firm with his son, Stanley, and grandson, Matthew. He retired from the active practice of law at age 84 after a long career devoted to representing injured workers. He served as Chairman of the Worker’s Compensation Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, and was well reputed by his peers as a zealous and effective advocate for his clients.
A Philadelphia native, Mr. Tomkiel was a paratrooper squadron leader with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and fought in numerous battles and campaigns, including North Africa, Sicily, Anzio, Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland, Rome-Arno, Central Europe and the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in action and awarded a Purple Heart as well as 7 Bronze Stars and a Bronze Service Arrowhead.
After the war, he settled in Westchester County, where he married Mary Laymon of Mount Vernon, his first wife (died 1972) and mother of his five children. He graduated Manhattan College and Fordham Law School.
Calling hours will be at Flynn Memorial Home on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers on Thursday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at Saint Eugene’s Church, Yonkers. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.
Flynn Memorial Home, Inc. – Yonkers
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 22, 2014
Tomkiel, Stanley A. Jr. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Stanley is a member of the class of 1950.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Tomkiel, Stanley A. Jr. [MC1950 RIP]
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