Carl Tomasello
Carl Tomasello
  • April 7, 1919 - January 9, 2018
  • Silver Spring, Maryland

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Carl Tomasello passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Silver Spring home on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at the age of 98. He was born April 7, 1919 and is survived by his daughter Fay Kleinhen and her husband along with 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren and was preceded in death by wife Janet and daughter Janice Kesler and her husband.
Mr. Tomasello was born in Hammonton, NJ to parents Angelo and Maria Tomasello following their immigration from Sicily. Along with his sister and two brothers, Carl helped care for the family's chickens, italian vegetable garden, and fruit trees.
At the age of 19, Mr. Tomasello enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Washington DC where he was assigned to the presidential yacht, the USS Potomac. After being discharged from the Navy, he went on to work as a civilian for the Army and was stationed at the Pentagon as a military attach officer under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations and traveled extensively throughout the middle east.
While in the service, Carl met Janet Drinnan who was a WAC in the US armed forces. In 1943 Carl and Janet married and lived in Cheverly MD, where they had two daughters, Fay and Janice. In 1964 Carl and Janet moved to Colesville MD where they watched their family grow and flourish. In retirement Carl loved going to the beach with family and he spent many hours in his woodworking shop making model cars and wooden ornaments.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2018, 11:00 am at Hines-Rinaldi funeral home at 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Interment will follow at Colesville Methodist Church Cemetery at 52 Randolph Rd. Silver Spring, MD.