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Friday
24
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 24, 2020
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Friday
24
January

Prayer Service

6:00 pm
Friday, January 24, 2020
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of William P. Tomczyk

William P. Tomczyk, born July 31, 1945, was undoubtedly the toughest man around. Although his 74 year-old journey has come to an end, Bill’s legacy is far from over. Much like many of his beloved films and Westerns, his life story came with both adversity and triumph. When against the odds Bill always bounced back and remained an intelligent and loving man with infectious humor that will resonate for years to come. Bill lived a life full of love and memory. He never stopped talking about his family and friends; especially his family. In fact, the line between friend and family was often undefined; and that very much speaks to Bill’s character and loyalty to those he loved. Much like the characters in his favorite movies, his family and friends were simply timeless. Stories of parties and family gatherings from his youthful days were vibrant and retold with such energy that one might think they occurred that very night. After all, Bill was a character and was always ready for a family party. Whether Bill was telling one of his many tales, rattling off obscure trivia facts, or telling hilarious (and often awkward) jokes; he always had our attention. It was tough to ever know what Bill was going to do next and that’s what made him awesome. Bill will now be reunited with so many of the people that he remembered and talked about so fondly. Among those are his loving parents, John “Stoney” and Sophie Tomczyk, his brother John, and countless other relatives and friends that he shared the very best of times with. Bill will be survived by his loving wife Derry Crowell Tomczyk, his son Justin Tomczyk, his daughter-in-law Caroline Carrier, and a host of extended family and treasured long-time friends. Bill will be missed and loved by all of his family and friends. His passion for history, film, humor, and family will solidify Bill as an ageless character. “He knew too what it was to live through a hurricane with the other people of the island and the bond that the hurricane made between all people who had been through it. He also knew that hurricanes could be so bad that nothing could live through them.” - Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 3 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 6 PM officiated by Reverend David Spollett. His interment will be private. For travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to: The National Hemophilia Foundation at https://www.hemophilia.org
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