Marion D. Tomion

Marion D. Tomion

Marion D. Tomion, age 85, died peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2021 with family at her bedside.

A Committal Service will be held on Saturday (Jan. 30th) at 2 p.m. at Shuman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made the Alzheimer's Association, 4435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620; or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

Marion was born Sept. 29, 1935 in Penn Yan, NY to Fred Drew and Ethel Brown Drew. Marion graduated from Penn Yan Academy 1953 and attended annual class reunions. She worked at Kodak in Rochester before her marriage to Jack Tomion on Feb. 12, 1955.

Marion was a homemaker and worked on the farm for most of her life. She and Jack ran a roadside produce stand until 2002, when Tomion's Farm Market was built. Marion enjoyed her "regulars" at the farm stand and in the U-pick strawberry field. She had many talents including painting, singing, playing the piano, and photography. After their daughter Jean's death, Marion she made it her mission to visit and send cards to other families who were struggling with cancer. She sent hundreds of handmade cards to different families over the years. Their son, Carl, also passed away after a battle with cancer.

Marion loved to travel and made trips to Florida, Vegas, Alaska, Hawaii, Germany, England, Ireland and many more. Marion was a dedicated member of Emmanuel Baptist and later, Penn Yan Bible Church. She participated in the yearly Christmas Cantatas for many years.

Marion is survived by five children, Alan (Crystal) Tomion, Bruce (Beth) Tomion, Janet Kozisky, Joan (Dale Lane) Tomion and Gail (Gary) Rindfleisch; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Tomion, Mary Geo Tomion and Cindy Sealing; and nine nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Jack Tomion, on Jan. 9, 2021; daughter, Jean Tomion Race; son, Carl Tomion; brother, Donald Drew; sister-in-law, Joyce Sauer; two brothers-in-law, Wesley Tomion and Ronald Tomion; and her parents.

The Tomion family wants to thank the staff at Penn Yan Manor for their dedication and compassion.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Tomion Family.

Posted online on January 27, 2021