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In Memory of

Frank J. Tomazin

February 18, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Obituary


Master Chief Frank Joseph Tomazin passed away on June 8, 2017 at his home in Chula Vista after a brief illness. He was 86. Born February 18, 1931 in Warren Ohio to Karl and Louise Tomazin, both recent immigrants from Slovenia, he was the youngest of five children. He was baptized in St. Mary's Catholic Church in October 1935 and graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in August of 1945.

Frank joined the Navy in January 1951 and served honorably until his retirement in May 1973. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal,...

Master Chief Frank Joseph Tomazin passed away on June 8, 2017 at his home in Chula Vista after a brief illness. He was 86. Born February 18, 1931 in Warren Ohio to Karl and Louise Tomazin, both recent immigrants from Slovenia, he was the youngest of five children. He was baptized in St. Mary's Catholic Church in October 1935 and graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in August of 1945.

Frank joined the Navy in January 1951 and served honorably until his retirement in May 1973. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. His last assignment was on the USS Halibut, a nuclear submarine. While assigned to the Halibut he participated in Project Azorian which was a notable effort to recover a sunken submarine in deep water.

After his Naval service he worked at Raytheon Service Co calibrating ECM systems aboard Navy Ships. He then transferred to Unydine Corporation where he worked as a Radar Field Engineer. He then decided to fulfill one of his career ambitions and worked as a Technical Writer for M. Rosenblatt and Sons and Systems Integration and Development Inc (SIAD).

He married Joanne, the love of his life September 2007 and he greatly enjoyed playing golf and traveling. Frank was active in the Fleet Reserve and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Joanne, sister Josephine, stepchildren Bob, Cheri, Julie and Glen, nieces and nephews Karen, Molly, Tyler, Casey and Mark.

Services will be held at Glen Abbey "Little Chapel of the Roses" in Bonita, CA on Friday June 23 at 1:00 PM. Internment will be held immediately after. A reception for family and friends will be announced.





Arrangements under the direction of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.