Albert J. Tomsic
4-26-1925 ~ 7-7-2012
The Honorable Albert J. Tomsic, 87, of Walsenburg, Colorado died on July 7, 2012.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army Air Force in the United States and overseas in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan.
He received a law degree from the University of Colorado in 1951 and practiced law in Walsenburg for 14 years. He served in the Colorado State Legislature from 1952 until 1962 and held positions as House Majority Leader and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He served as District Judge of the Third Judicial District from 1965 until 1986.
Judge Tomsic is survived by Patricia Tomsic, his wife of 57-years; mother-in-law Ann Sudar of Walsenburg; son, Alan Tomsic and daughter-in-law Cindy Vardzel of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Bridget Crider, son-in- law Jerry Crider Jr., and grandson Jerry Crider III, all of Pueblo West, Colorado; brother, Victor Tomsic and sister-in-law Loretta Tomsic of Merritt Island, Florida, sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Mooso of Greeley, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg at 11:15 am Saturday, July 14 2012. A gathering will be held immediately following services at La Plaza Inn, 118 West Sixth St., Walsenburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary Senior outreach Program c/o St. Mary Church / Sister Carol, 111 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg, Colo. 81089.
Services under the direction of Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.
Gary M. Vezzani was elected Walsenburg’s mayor in Tuesday’s special mayoral election/recall vote. Preliminary results announced Tuesday night show that both Nick Vigil in Ward