John J. Tomasko


John J. Tomasko, 87, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Born in East Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1930, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Zemba) Tomasko. A retired career Navy veteran, he proudly served his country for 20 years.

John owned and operated Westwood Motel in Ballston Lake for 50 years. He was a member of the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed bowling, bocce and playing golf. He loved spending summers at the Saratoga Race Track and evenings at the casino.

John was an extremely dedicated, caring and loving man. The selfless attention he bestowed upon his wife, children and grandchildren, plus his newest great grandchild Aubrey, was priceless.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Clementine (Ecobelli) Tomasko, granddaughter Melanie Merola O’Donnell, sister Anna Hines and brother Joseph Tomasko. John is survived by his children Tina Kelly (Michael) of Clifton Park and Linda Donahue of Burnt Hills; stepson Stephen Merola (Vicki) of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Brendan Kelly, Connor Kelly, Madeline Donahue, Abaigeal Donahue, Haley Donahue and Michelle Merola; great granddaughters Aubrey Donahue and Mallory Merola Sinel; sister Elizabeth Cali of Pen Argyl, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10am to 11am on Monday, October 2 at the Presbyterian- New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Funeral service will be held at 11am with Pastor Kate Forer officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the The Melanie Foundation, 245 Washington St. #4666, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Mike Lynett U.S. Navy (Ret)

Shipmate you stand relieved….we have the watch. Ring the Ship’s Bell: Yeoman Petty Officer Officer 1st Class Tomasko departing.

Teddy T Wheeler Jr

Tina and Family, My deepest condolences go out to you and your Family on the passing of your Father. May he Rest In Peace and enjoy Eternal life.

Sincerely,
Ted Wheeler
Weeki Wachee Florida

Dan and Connie Reynolds

Linda,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Prayers of comfort for you and your family. I will try to make it on Monday.
Peace and love,
Dan & Connie Reynolds

Susan Olszewski

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your father. I am sending prayers to you and the girls, and hope to see you on Monday. Lots of love, Sue

Pamila K Melander

Steve, Vicki and family,
May GOD hold you close during this time. So sorry for your loss.
Love and prayers,
Pamila