George Edward Toma, MD, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to George and Jessica Barski Toma, George graduated from Lincoln High School in Cleveland, where he played the clarinet and was a member of the All Ohio Boys Band. George graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He attended medical school at The Ohio State University in Columbus and completed a medical/pediatric internship at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, followed by an ophthalmology fellowship at The Ohio State University.
After proudly serving as a general surgeon in the United States Navy in Albany, Georgia and receiving an Honorable Discharge as a Lieutenant Commander, George returned to The Ohio State University for an ophthalmology residency. George founded Charleston Eye Care Associates in Charleston, West Virginia, where he practiced for many years.
Boating, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family were some of George's favorite activities, as well as watching The Ohio State University sporting events.
George is survived by his wife, Kathy Beatty Toma; his sister, Joanne K. Sandy Moran of Mesa, Arizona; his children, Hilary Christine Toma (fiance Tom) of Arlington, Virginia, Julie Toma Trombley (Paul) of Alexandria, Virginia, George William Toma of Cleveland, Ohio, and Meredith Toma Moorman (Jason) of Durham, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Claire Trombley, Carter and Paige Moorman; as well as nephews, Kevin (Lisa) and David Moran.
George was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Raymond Moran; and nephew, Brian Moran.
A mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston on Tuesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home. You may send condolences to: barlowbonsall.com.