Wilmington- Jack R. Tommer, Sr., age 84, passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
He was born in Cleveland, OH and was the son of the late Richard and Marguerite Tommer. He graduated from Bedford HS in 1954. Jack proudly served his country in the Marine Reserves and the USAF, where he was a Survival Instructor stationed in Reno, NV. His most famous students were the original 7 astronauts. Jack worked as a salesman for several companies in the Commercial Heating and Technology industry. He enjoyed golf, woodworking and watching sports, especially the teams that his grandsons participated in.
Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sonya Tommer; 2 children, Vikki McGarvey (John) and Jack, Jr., (Kay); 4 grandsons, Johnny, Eric, Tyler and Adam and 2 sisters, Mary Ann Machacek and Susan Flute.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, at 11 am, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pk., Wilmington, where friends may call after 10am. Burial will be held privately.Services will be held in accordance with the current health directives; wearing masks, social distancing and limited attendance.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.