David Rankin Tomb, Jr., age 87, West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly Indiana, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2019, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
David was born on December 24, 1931 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to David R. Tomb and Elizabeth (Childs) Tomb. He was preceded in death by his father (1988), mother (1979), sister, Elizabeth C. Tomb (2002), and infant grandson, Jesse Michael Earman (1994).
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen T. Tomb, eight children, Laura Reddy, Leslie Katz and her husband Leo, Libby Tomb, David R. Tomb III, Dennis Earman and his wife Jill, Timothy Earman and his wife Kimberly, Kathleen Hernandez and her husband David, and Matthew Tomb and his wife Jill, and twelve grandchildren (Pavan Reddy, Varun Reddy, Ezra Katz, Anna (Katz) Costa, Jordan Earman, Michael Earman, Nicholas Earman, Grace Hernandez, Lucas Hernandez, Ethan Tomb, Elliott Tomb, and Jude Tomb).
A lifelong resident of Indiana, David earned a Bachelors degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He proudly served in the United States Army Artillery Division as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War era. David practiced law in Indiana from 1960 until his retirement in 2015. He served as a director, legal counsel and corporate secretary of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation from its formation in 1982 until 2011.
An avid golfer, David could be found walking 18 holes at Indiana Country Club well into his 80s.
He will be dearly missed by family and friends and always remembered for his wisdom, selfless generosity and steadfast love.
A Memorial Service will held Wednesday at 4pm at the Indiana Country Club with Pastor Rick Knapp, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Salvation Army.
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