Donald M. Tomaszewski, age 78, of New Baden, died Friday, August 25, 2023 at Cedar Ridge Nursing in Lebanon, Illinois.
He was born March 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Mitchell and Theresa Marie (Nelepa) Thomas. On March 13, 1969, he married Gloria Jamin. She survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three children: Nancy (Robert) Werden of Prairietown, IL, Steven Tomaszewski of Clayton, MO and Patrick Tomaszewski of Latrop, CA; and four grandchildren: Bobby, Remington, Isabella and Gabriella.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Thomas.
Donald Tomaszewski was a twenty year veteran of the US Air Force as a Master Sargent, working in Information Systems Programming. Following his career in the Air Force, he worked twenty years in Civil Service. Don loved collecting trains and was a member of the Train Collectors Association of St. Louis where he spent time running engines and swapping stories with his buddies. His hobbies were train collecting, coin collecting and nostalgia. He loved spending time with his family and friends and spoiling his grandchildren. He was a wonderful dad and grandpa and devoted husband. He always had a smile on his face and was always such a positive person. His favorite quote was, “Life is Good.” May his light continue to shine in Heaven as it did on Earth. He will be truly missed.
A private memorial mass will be held, followed by burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.