TODD G. TOMASIC
January 19, 1960 – March 21, 2023
Age 63, of the North Side, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Beloved son of Mary Ann (Madish) and the late Nicholas Tomasic; brother of Kevin (partner Carole Reinert, and late wife Susie) Tomasic, Scott Tomasic (partner Cindy Velte), and Nicholas (wife Julie) Tomasic; uncle of Paul, Matthew, John, Zachary, and Megan Tomasic and Lindsay Kicmol (husband Ian); great uncle of Lilith Kicmol; and former husband of Sharon Yeschke VanOuse. Family to receive friends Friday, March 24, from 4-8 p.m. at the HUGHES FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1501 Lowrie Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Troy Hill). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Name Church, Troy Hill.
A Pittsburgh native and graduate of North Catholic High School and Point Park University, Todd had worked as an estimator for Limbach Company and Frew Inc. In 1997, he received a lifesaving organ transplant at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, which blessed him with nearly 26 more years to enjoy his family, pets, and twin passions of baseball and rock-and-roll. Todd was a loyal Pittsburgh Pirates season-ticket holder with an encyclopedic knowledge of the game. He also was a familiar face at concerts around town, attending thousands in his lifetime. He built a vast record and CD collection and was always on the lookout for the best music, films, and books.
Before and after his transplant, Todd drew strength from his own medical challenges to be a voice for other transplant candidates and recipients. To advocate for fairness in the organ allocation system, he testified before Congress and gave interviews to national news outlets. He also had belonged to TRIO, an international transplant recipients support organization.
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