Lt. Wallace “Wally” Steven Tomy was born April 8, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Brown University, a US Naval Officer, and Vietnam Veteran. During his life, he was a successful salesperson in the home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry, and afforded wonderful opportunities to travel across America. After living many years on the East Coast and Ohio, in 1982 he settled his family on Mercer Island, WA, where he spent the rest of his life. After retirement, Wally still enjoyed travel, especially to the islands of Hawaii, which he had been a great admirer of since the 1970s. After a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Wally passed away Monday, March 1st, at home with his entire family in attendance. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois Greyson Tomy; daughter Alexandria, son Scott (Lisa, grandchildren Emilie and Gabriel), daughter Carey (JD, grandsons Greyson and Hannes), and son Andrew (Jessica, granddaughter Clementine and one on the way). He will be greatly missed.
His funeral mass will be held on his 80th birthday, April 8, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Mercer Island. He will be buried at the Tahoma Veteran’s National Cemetery at a 1:30 p.m. service that same day. In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, Wally’s family requests donations be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, for the rehabilitation of wounded service members and their families, or to their local blood bank.