James R. Tomkinson

April 11, 1951 - June 25, 2017

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Jim Tomkinson, 66, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017, surrounded by family. Jim once said he wanted to be remembered as a “good man.” Forever he will be remembered as that and so much more. He was a father and a teacher. A musician and a friend. A kind and gentle soul with nothing but love in his heart. He is survived by his partner, Nina; his son, Dan; his sister, Julie; his brother, Jeff; and the rest of his loving family and countless friends. The memorial service to honor his life will be held at the Linehan Chapel at Nazareth College on August 10th, 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you instead make a donation to the Eastman School of Music in his name (a link to their website can be found at the bottom of this page).

 “Remember yourself as a child in a garden,
Who stands by the promise of love.
Just open your heart and your pain it will leave you.
The silence will bring you a song,
It will bring you a song.”

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