Miriam Irene Tomalewski was welcomed into her heavenly home on April 21, 2023. She was greeted with open arms by her Savior Jesus Christ and her loving husband, Jim Tomalewski.
Born February 3, 1934, in Thurmont, Maryland, she was the fourth child of Eli Edward and Anna Mae Ruth (Boller) Rice. Miriam was married to her loving husband, the late James John Tomalewski, for 62 years.
Miriam was a much loved and vibrant wife, mother, and grandmother who was devoted to her family including her extended church family at the International Community Church (ICC). She was a volunteer at North Hampton Nursing home and enjoyed gardening and baking. Her pumpkin and cherry pies will be missed. Her home was always a gathering place for family and church picnics and was filled with Gods peace and love. Miriam died at home surrounded by her family and friends.
Surviving are her children Sandra Gosnell and her husband Ross of Middletown, Jo Ann Alexander and her husband Michael of Martinsburg West Virginia, Cheryl Toth and her husband Rick of Thurmont, Patricia Ferson, and her husband Jerry of Thurmont as well as 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Richard Rice, Olive Mullican, and Annamae Luther. She was preceded in death by her sister Doris Mae Poole and her brother Raymond Edward.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at International Community Church (ICC), 123 Byte Drive in Frederick, MD, where a celebration of Miriam's life journey will take place at 11:30 am. Pastor Todd Rigney will officiate. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, MD.