The wake for Deacon Gary R. Tomazic will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa, will be the presider and Father Robert Ramser will be the homilist. The wake will continue until 6 p.m.
Benedictine Abbot Gary Hoover will celebrate Deacon Tomazic’s funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at St. Ambrose Church. Father Robert Stec, St. Ambrose pastor, will be the homilist.
Vespers and the funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the parish website.
Deacon Tomazic, 70, died on Dec. 10.
Bishop Richard Lennon ordained him to the permanent diaconate for service to the Diocese of Cleveland on May 2, 2009 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Deacon Tomazic was assigned to St. Ambrose Parish, where he served until his death.
Survivors include his wife Sharyne, children and grandchildren.
Those who knew him said he had a deacon’s heart as he faithfully and generously served the Lord and his parish community. He lived the beatitudes in his ministry by visiting the sick and homebound, led weekly prayer services for healing and was an attentive listener who was willing to help anyone in need.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City.