James Michael Tomkiewicz

September 20, 1957 ~ June 22, 2018 (age 60)
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James Michael Tomkiewicz

Palmyra:  Passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home in Palmyra after an extended illness at the age of 60.  Jim was born in Rochester, NY to the late Zygmunt and Evelyn "Kaatz" Tomkiewitz.  Jim is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of over twenty years, Becke Westover Tomkiewicz; son James Mills Tomkiewicz of Buffalo, NY and of whom Jim was enormously proud; brother John Tomkiewicz and two nephews. 

Jim was raised in Pittsford, NY and graduated from Pittsford-Mendon High School.  He went on to earn his degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  Jim worked for  GE Capital, John Hancock and the Principal Financial Group before going on to own Westover, Carey and Gray, in Fairport, NY, where he worked as a financial consultant.  For many years Jim had lived, and worked, in the Buffalo, NY area before moving to Palmyra and making it home, for he and Becke, for more than twenty years. Jim was a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra, led the finance committee for the Historic Palmyra Board of Trustees and was also a longtime member and supporter.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 123 East Jackson Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  A celebration of Jim's life will be offered on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 AM, at the Zion Episcopal Church, Main Street (State Route 31), Palmyra, NY 14522.  Inurnment will follow at the Palmyra Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a contribution to your local food pantry, or to your city mission.  Please visit the tribute wall at www. to light a candle, leave a condolence, or upload a photo.

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