Obituary of Frank Tomaino Sr.
Frank J. Tomaino, Sr., 92, of Randolph passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on August 9, 2018.
He was born and raised in Hackettstown where he acquired the nickname “Speed.” He worked as an apprentice in his father’s barber shop until he enlisted in the service during World War II.
Frank served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Upon his return, Frank met the love of his life, Fay Dolisi of Newark. They were married in 1948 and celebrated 69 years as husband and wife.
After the war, Frank worked as a barber and began employment with the State of New Jersey. His career with the state spanned 41 years. Initially, he was an inspector with the Division of Professional Boards. In 1968, Frank joined the Office of the New Jersey State Medical Examiner. He had the pleasure of working with Chief Medical Examiners Dr. Edwin H. Albano and Dr. Robert Goode. He also served as government member of the Board of Mortuary Science. Frank retired in 1991 as Forensic Administrator at the Medical Examiner’s office.
Frank and Fay have been residents of Randolph since 1952. Frank devoted much of his time to the local community. He was a founder of the Young Republican Club of Morris County and was influential in several political campaigns, including Malcom Forbes, Joe Maraziti and Peter Frelinghuysen. He also served as municipal court clerk and was a member of the Randolph town council and a member of the Randolph VFW and Lion’s Club.
Frank and his wife owned local businesses including Frank’s barbershop, The Hair Loft Beauty Salon, Francesco’s Restaurant and the Mt. Freedom Sports Pub.
Frank was a devoted husband to Fay and loving father to his five children Mary Grace Granito and husband Jim Butler (deceased) of Beach Haven West, Frank J. Tomaino, Jr. and wife Leah of Randolph, Robert Tomaino and wife Apryl of Randolph, Susan Graziani and husband Theodore of Roxbury and Joseph Tomaino and wife Mary of Randolph. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren (Jeff, Francesca, T.J., Marcus, Stephen, Rachel, Matthew, Deanna, Jason, Joseph, Henry and Nicolina) and two great grandchildren (Jordan and Julianne).
Frank and Fay have been members of Resurrection Parish in Randolph since it was founded in 1978. He had a strong faith in god, which he passed along to his family. He was a season ticket holder and avid fan of the New York Giants. On Friday nights, Frank could be found playing bocce with friends. After retirement, Frank and Fay had a second residence in Florida where they spent their golden years. His easy-going personality and sense of humor was always on display during the many great times shared with family and friends. He truly will be missed.
Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018 3:00PM – 5:00PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Resurrection Parish, Randolph.
Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:00 AM also at Resurrection Parish.
Interment is private.
All arrangements by Tuttle Funeral Home (www.tuttlefh.com).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to: Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Place, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or a charity of your choice.
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