In Memoriam


In Memory of

Peter C. Tomolonis Jr.

July 16, 1946 July 21, 2018


Peter C. Tomolonis Jr., 72, of Barnegat, NJ passed away July 21, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his son and daughter-in- law, Christopher and Elizabeth of Jersey City, NJ; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Sharon of Yardley, PA; his daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Robert of Houston, TX., as well as six treasured grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Tomolonis and his wife Joanne, of Hicksville, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 16, 1946 to Peter and Katherine Tomolonis, Peter grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens. He began attending Fordham University at the age of 16. He continued on to Columbia University, pausing to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Soon thereafter, he met and fell in love with Kathleen. They married in 1972. Over the next 8 years, they had three children and Peter began his career at the Port Authority of NY/NJ, where he worked until 2003.

Peter held a great many titles in his 72 years, the most notable of which included son, brother, uncle, neighbor, friend, scholar, veteran, psychologist, 9-11 survivor, and docent at the 9-11 Memorial. His deepest devotion went to his title of Dad, and the role he most cherished was Kathy's Husband.

To those who knew him, Pete was a dynamic story teller, a true gentleman, and a kind soul. If you were lucky enough to know him, he was undoubtedly a friend.

Services will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at Shinn Funeral Home on 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ, 08050 from 2-4 PM or 6-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday July 28, 2018 at St. Mary of the Pines, 100 Bishop Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 at 11 AM. A Committal Service will immediately follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beachview Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ.

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