In Memory

Cary Tomarin

Cary Tomarin

In Loving Memory of Cary Tomarin
1947 - 2021
Cary Joel Tomarin, age 73, of Edgewood, Kentucky passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 14, 1947 to Harold and Margaret Tomarin (nee Gorman). Until Cary became ill, his motto was "Live well, Laugh often, and Love much." He was on a constant quest to discover anything he could in life. He taught his beloved wife, Martha, to do the same. Throughout their 49 year marriage, Cary and Martha are a beautiful example of what true and everlasting love is.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Harold Simkin.

Cary is survived by his beloved spouse of 49 years, Martha Tomarin (nee Lund); sister, Corinne Simkin; nephew, Mike Simkin; nieces, Lauren Theuerling, Julie Simkin; and a host of other loving and caring friends.

In loving memory of Cary, a special fund has been set up at Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St, Florence, Kentucky 41042.

Cary was buried on March 6, 2021 at Burlington Cemetery, 2175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky

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Cary's wife, Martha, needs help with the immense medical expenses incurred by both over the past year.  Won't you help?  
Cary, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 12th.  Cary & his wife Martha were soul-mates, the love of each other's life.   They met on May 2nd, 1971, in Reykjavik, Iceland.  She was a shy, young International Christian exchange student from Iowa. Cary was a boisterous and hilarious young Jewish man from Cincinnati, with a free stopover in Iceland after backpacking across Europe. It was love at first sight.

Cary & Martha had both been very ill this past year and with all of this going on, Martha did not plan for a death.  She has no life insurance, and no funds for funeral expenses in addition to the medical expenses  from both Cary’s and her multiple hospitalizations.  

Please help her with whatever you can if you are able. No amount is too small. But if you are unable to help financially, your prayers will be so appreciated.

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03/10/21 03:37 PM #1    

Robert Bob Wilkinson

Another sad day for the old Roselawn neighborhood kids. I didn't know Cary very well but he always had a smile and how are you Bob. Rest In Peace Cary. 

03/11/21 12:03 PM #2    

Richard Newhauser

At some point during our earlier high school years, my mother used to bring me from our home in Bond Hill to Cary's house in Roselawn. He and I struck up a friendship and eventually began drawing and narrating comic strips, or what might be called today the beginnings of a graphic novel. It was based loosely on the kids we knew at Woodward, of course, in very parodic fashion. The character I remember most clearly was "Long-necked Stevie," though I have no idea anymore who our caricatured image was supposed to depict. His long neck and head, all that could be seen of him, extended from the side of the frame and his speech bubbles were filled with the absurd observations on life Cary and I dreamt up. I lost track of Cary for the rest of high school and the years following, until now, but the memory of those imaginative comic strips has remained with me. I shared with Cary the feeling that I was isolated and out of place - that's a common emotion for all adolescents. But our collaboration allowed us to feel that we could, together, speak back to the world. With pen and paper, we gave ourselves a voice. I don't know what happened with our graphic novellas, perhaps they are somewhere in the papers he left behind, but Cary, this is for you: Thank you. Thank you for your companionship in those years, and for showing me how to laugh at the rest of the world and move on.

03/14/21 01:00 PM #3    

Lawrence Schlacht (Shawn)

I remember Cary mostly from Drama Club.  He was a wild and crazy guy but in a good way.  Even after graduation I helped him put on a production of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma'a Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" by doing the sound effects.  That was a farce that must have meshed with his personality.  May his memory be a blessing.

03/16/21 09:52 AM #4    

Judy Alexander (Faris)

I, too, had the fun of knowing Cary since elementary school. He was such a comedian and talented in expressing himself. No wonder he turned out to be one of the best actors in Woodward's theatrical productions.

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