Albert “Shorty” Tomazin, age 77, of Samsula, died Monday, January 15 at Halifax Health Hospice Edgewater. Born in Samsula, Shorty was a lifetime area resident. A graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School, Shorty served in the United States Air Force as a missile launch electrician. He then owned and operated AAA Electric Contracting as well as a sawmill in Samsula. An avid sportsman who both hunted and fished, he was a member of the Samsula Hunting Camp and a former member of the Anglers Yacht Club.
Survivors include two sons, Alan and wife, Jeanne May, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and Dale of Gainesville, Georgia; a daughter, Joellen Willard and husband, Glen, of St. Augustine; a brother, William Tomazin of Samsula; two sisters, Jeannette Humphrey and Pauline Lockwood, both of Samsula; and grandchildren, Gracie Tomazin of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Peyton and Blane Willard of St. Augustine, Travis, Alyssa, and Rylie Tomazin, all of Gainesville, Georgia.
A funeral to celebrate Shorty’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, with his nephew, the Reverend Michael Tomazin officiating. Interment will follow in Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.