Laurence C. Tomak

  • Born: September 22, 1946
  • Died: September 13, 2017
  • Location: Ithaca, New York

Tribute & Message From The Family

Laurence was born on September 22, 1946 and passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Laurence was a resident of Ithaca, New York at the time of passing.

Family will be present to receive friends from 1-3 pm, Saturday, September 16 th at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, immediately followed by a memorial service, officiated by Rev. Dr. David Kaden, at 3pm.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Tomak was a great science teacher and guidance councilor. I have great memories of him when I was at Hannibal. So sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Mr. Tomak.

Posted by Lori (Emmons) Ottman - Oswego, NY   September 18, 2017

Remembering you fondly Mr Tomak, you were a wonderful caring teacher and I consider it an honor to have been taught by one of the best!

Posted by Robyn Sawyer (Cunningham) - Hannibal   September 17, 2017

Mr. Tomak was a great coach and guidance counselor. I knew him in the mid 80's at Hannibal Central School. He will be missed

Posted by Kim (Benson) Miller - Schenectady, NY   September 17, 2017

Larry and I worked together in Hannibal for six years. He and I and our wives became fast and close friends. Many great coaching memories and times together. In fact we bought a lot and shared the same well for our first homes. He was a great guy and was sooo sorry to hear of his passing. RIP my old friend.

Posted by Gary Wilson - Stillwater, MN   September 17, 2017

Mr. Tomak as I always called him, is the single person I can look back on who inspired me to "keep on running", as he wrote in my yearbook. I will always thank him and Gary Wilson for pushing me to be my best. I doubt I would have had the sports career and coaching career without Mr. Tomak. Thank you for all you did for me. Don Hass Jr.

Posted by Don Hass Jr. - Fair Haven, NY   September 17, 2017

Through teaching, you shared your love of the Natural world, such an inspiration! You were always kind, open-hearted & compassionate. A truly great Man !

Posted by Kelly Hass - Adirondacks   September 17, 2017

He was a great science teacher and was also my Guidance Counselor in my Senior year. He gently nudged me into attending college. I'm so glad that he did. Thanks for having faith in me Larry.
RIP my friend.

Posted by Ken Welsh - NY   September 16, 2017

A great teacher and mentor, may your spirit and wisdom live on through the thousands of people your life touch while you were with us.

Posted by Laura V - Central, NY   September 16, 2017

Sorry to read about this. He was a new teacher when I attended Hannibal in early to mid 1970s. I was in his class and on the Track and Cross Country teams; class of '75. A very caring man. Will be sorely missed by many.

Posted by Craig Gauger - Maumee, OH   September 16, 2017

So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful teacher. Prayers for the family rip Mr. Tomak. God bless him and the family.

Posted by Kris Cooper    September 15, 2017

I had Mr. Tomak as a Science Teacher back in the 70's. Enjoyed him as a Teacher. Sorry to hear of his Passing. Mark M. Melfi

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2017

Rest in peace Uncle Larry. You will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jessica Stewart - Odessa, TX   September 15, 2017

Larry was a man who loved his family and lived as a wonderful steward here on earth. Rest in Peace, Larry.

Posted by Beth Lucia - Williamsville, NY   September 15, 2017