Dr. Robert Tomenendal
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday at 1:00 pm, July 24th, which would have been Bob’s 82nd birthday. The service will be held at Colonial Baptist Church located at 2221 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach. Bob requested that any gifts be sent to Missions to Military at the address shown above. Online thoughts and condolences can also be shared at http://goo.gl/5hQntISend Flowers
I will always admire the quiet resolve and consistent diligence of my father-in-law. While he accomplished much in his full and productive life, nothing surpassed his love for his wife and his family, both of which were rooted in his commitment to serve Christ faithfully.
Recently I was able to tell him just how grateful I am for him giving me his daughter’s hand in marriage more than 33 years ago. I told him that Sandy is the greatest gift I’ve ever received and because of her I am such a blessed man. Although he couldn’t talk, he responded “loudly” with his big bushy eyebrows and a reassuring smile.
Because of Bob we are all blessed in a special way, and although we miss him greatly, we are confident we will see him in the presence of the Lord — prayerfully very soon.
Come quickly Lord Jesus!
With love, respect and admiration, Mark.
I love you, Poppy. I’ll always cherish the memories of you hiding my shoes when I was a little girl, laughing at my dumb jokes, telling me to get my elbows off the table, driving me to my homeschool co-op, listening to classical music with you, watching you flirt with grandma, hearing you pray, and hearing you laugh. When I have children of my own I will tell them about you and how much of a man of God you were. Knowing you are with Jesus is the greatest comfort of all- no more pain, suffering, or sin.
I love you. You’ll always be on my heart. Love your granddaughter, Julia <3
When I think of Bob Tomenendal, I think of his warm friendly smile. I am thankful that I got to know him through his children and his work at Norfolk Christian Schools. Bob had a beautiful combination of humility, grace and capability that spoke so well of his committment to his Savior. To his sweet family I can only remind them that, though the grief hurts, it is only temporary! I stand in agreement with Mark, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
Dear Tomenendal Family,
From one family to another our hearts go out to you. Loss is part of life, but those people we loose have such a profound effect on our lives we never really truly loose them. Remember those things that bring a smile to your face and that will keep them close to your heart for all time.
Love the O’Hara’s