Jerome Robert Tomaselli
January 18, 1947 - January 29, 2021
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January 18, 1947-January 29, 2021 Jerome R. Tomaselli Award winning photojournalist, Jerry “Toma” Tomaselli, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.   Jerry was born in Chicago on January 18, 1947 to Frank and Louise (Mazzuca) Tomaselli. He began his newspaper career as a copy boy at the…

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Margaret Carroll left a message on February 8, 2021:
To Jerry's family: Please accept my deepest sympathy. Jerry was an excellent photographer and a memorable newspaper colleague. He will be missed. Margaret Carroll
Grace Moline left a message on February 5, 2021:
While I was curator at the McHenry County Historical Museum in Union, IL, Jerry participated in an exhibit I did on the Vietnam War. He shared his story with me as well as some of his artifacts on loan that I used in the exhibit. He was a warm sharing person who was so open and helpful to me. The record of his story will always be in the archives at the Historical Society. I also know what a wonderful photographer he was. May Jerry rest in peace. May your warm memories of Jerry be a comfort to you at this time. He definitely made his mark on the world.
Grace Moline left a message on February 5, 2021:
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Jim Blaney left a message on February 4, 2021:
I am very saddened by Jerry’s passing. Jerry was a force of nature. He had so much energy for the causes that he supported. He always gave 100% to everything he did. Jerry had a great influence on those who were willing to take a risk with him. I was very fortunate to be able to take a risk with him. It was my honor to go along for the ride. Rest In Peace, my friend!!??? Jim and Cheryl Blaney
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