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Ivan Tomc

IVAN TOMC age 79, beloved husband for 52 years of Donna (nee Savron); loving father of Dorothy Tomc-Gyekenyesi (husband Andrew), Irene Lombardo (husband Lucio Jr.), and Michelle Foster (husband Jon); devoted grandfather of Lucio III and John Lombardo, Lauren and Andrew Gyekenyesi, and Alexandria and twins Madison and Zachary Foster; cherished son of the late Janez and Ana (nee Siraj); dearest brother of Joseph (wife Agnes, deceased) and the late Ado (wife Grace); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Ivan was born November 3, 1938 in Slovenia and passed away January 7, 2018 in Euclid, where he was a resident since 1985. He was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he volunteered and ushered. Ivan was a member of KSKJ, Pristava, and Lilija Drama Club. He attended high school in Slovenia and a trade school in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He then immigrated to Argentina where he met the love of his life, Donna. After moving to the United States in 1965, he became a tool & die maker and machinist at SKRL where he worked for over 50 years. Ivan loved soccer and watching his favorite Cleveland sports teams, the Indians, Browns, and Cavs. He also enjoyed gardening, wine making, and bowling, Ivan was very family oriented, with great integrity and a positive attitude. His family remembers him as hardworking, compassionate, selfless, funny, witty, very social, and outgoing. Ivan will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Ivan to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110 or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11 AM. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Burial will take place at a later date at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ivan at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM.

Charity Name: HOSPICE OF THE WESTERN RESERVE INC

Charity EIN: 341256377

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  1. Majdi and Frank Lavrisha :

    My condolences to Donna, Dorothy, Irene, Michelle, brother Joe, and families:
    Ivan was a great man, husband, father, and neighbor. I remember him most for his humor and patience. He looked at life with a forgiving eye. When I was 14 years old, I was moving our VW Bug for room in our driveway as our Canadian cousins were in for a visit. Long story short, I ran over a row of his bushes going too fast (teenage exuberance). Super embarrassed, Ivan took it in stride while I clumsily dealt with the damage. I learned a valuable lesson about taking the higher road that day and I look to deal with slights against me with the same forgiveness.
    We pray for Ivan and for his loved ones,
    -Majdi and Frank Lavrisha
    P.S. Just to be clear, it was me, Frank who wiped out the row of hedges…not my wife, Majdi.

  2. Marko Lavrisha :

    I was fortunate to have Ivan as a neighbor. He was always engaging and in an upbeat mood as he worked on his lawn or garden. Over the years, I had many conversations with Ivan who was always kind and positive.
    It is hard to forget the great water ballon fights with Dorothy, Irene, Michelle, Martina and Peter. We were so fortunate to have such neighbors.
    My condolences to Donna, Dorothy, Irene, Michelle, Joe and all of your family. May Ivan Rest In Peace. He will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Marko Lavrisha

  3. Paula Schoen-Carey :

    My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you over the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather. Even though I have never met most of you, I feel as if I’ve known all of you in some way, because Michelle mentions you fondly in many conversations. I know you are a very close knit family with strong ties that will help you get through this sudden and tragic loss. May heavens golden gates welcome him with flower gardens galore and may God bless and comfort all of you during this stressful time of transition.

  4. Rosaleen Shavron Perlot, Helen Shavron and Rosanna Shavron Lafontaine :

    Dear Teta Donna, Dorothy, Irene and Michelle and families,
    We are so sorry for Uncle Ivan’s Passing. I still can’t believe it and it hurts a lot. Please know we offer our support to you all in any way and that our memories together with him will be cherished. Unfortunately we will be unable to attend his funeral but we are sending our support. Lots of love to you all dear Aunt ( sister in law and nieces) and cousins.
    Love ,
    Aunt Helen, Rosaleen and Rob, Sanna and Leemai

  5. Miran and Carol Kozelj :

    Our sincerest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  6. Millie Dioguardi :

    Dear Donna and All the girls from the first time I met him at Jasi,s house he said call me uncle.i loved him from that moment he was kind and loving his family was everything as sisters of my heart Jasi and Nina did me a great favor meeting you dad so sorry he will be missed

  7. Eileen Iacano :

    Irene:

    Please know that your QTN family is here for you. Condolences

    Eileen

  8. With deep sympathy as you remember your husband and father.
    When anxiety overwhelm you, God comfort and soothes us.
    Ewe are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Zoltán Horváth (Budapest) :

    Dear Dorothy and Family Tomc,
    I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss.
    I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

  10. jasminka faker :

    To family Tomc,all of us in Rochester are deeply sad to have lost our dear uncle.It was always fun and laughter when we got together.We always looked forward to your visit and his little Kodak cooler with Slovinian klobasa.We will see you soon to comfort you in your great sorrow.Condolances from Faker,Shavron and Ibrisimovic families.Love and prayers and nice memories will help you find comfort and peace.Jasi and Nina

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