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James "Pep" R. Tomayko

September 7, 1936 ~ February 26, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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James “Pep” R. Tomayko, 86, of Dixonville, PA., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of Max A. and Mary Elizabeth (Fetsko) Tomayko, born September 7, 1936 in Dixonville, PA.

James was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer.  He played baseball in the Indiana Co. league, was a life member of the Dixonville Moose, and a founding member of the Dixonville Sportsman’s Camp. Pep was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved playing the accordion with various polka bands, playing the accordion for over 54 years all over the county. Jim served in the United States Army.  He loved sharing his lifelong stories to family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, and proud grandfather and great grandfather. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Christena Grace (Facciani) Tomayko, five children, Randy Tomayko and wife Angie of VA, Kimberly Goodlin and husband Vaughn of Commodore, Mark Tomayko and wife Judy of Indiana, Greg Tomayko and Companion Lynn Ohler of Indiana, Cindy Woods of Dixonville, one brother, Max E. Tomayko of MI, 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Max, sister-in-law, Marie Janosko Tomayko, nephew, Larry Tomayko and several close uncles, aunts, and cousins, plus his loving fur companion, Tena.

All services will be private for the family.  The McCabe~Roof Funeral Home, 565 Franklin St., Clymer is assisting with the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catholic Charities USA at The family would like to thank Concordia Visiting Nurses for their loving care.

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