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Roger E. Toombs

May 21, 1941 ~ April 18, 2021

Roger E. Toombs, 79, a lifelong resident of Cape Vincent, NY, passed away April 18, 2021 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
He was born May 21, 1941 in Rochester, NY to the late Harold and Ella Mae Toombs and had been a winter resident of Ft. Pierce for 12 years.
Mr. Toombs received his master’s degree from the University of Buffalo and worked 32 years as a high school art teacher. He proudly served 45 years with the West Carthage Fire Department and during his time away from teaching and the fire department, worked as a building contractor.
Mr. Toombs was a member of the Carthage Elks Lodge # 1762 and was an avid hunter, fisherman and wildlife artist.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jean; furbaby, Riki; sister-in-law, Marie Toombs and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wayne, and Chauncey Toombs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.
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Angie and Dan Morin

April 21, 2021, 10:06 pm

My heart hurts for you but I rejoice in all the memories the two of you created for the many years you shared together. Your life will be forever changed but just having a love like this is something most never get to experience. Blessings are many. May good wrap you in your arms and comfort you as you figure out your way forward. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Love and prayers


April 21, 2021, 10:08 pm

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in all your time together and your love for each other! Much love to you and the rest of the family!

Stuart and Lynne Ruttan

April 22, 2021, 12:20 am

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was a great man and will be missed. Jean you are in our thoughts and prayers. He had a great life. Rest in Peace Roger

vickie spencer

April 22, 2021, 12:19 pm

to a dear friend we will miss you at the firemans banquet your smile are talks your being a great artist we have 2 of your picture we will have for ever bless you rodger , mark said he will miss you and your talks

Nancy Wearne-Navarra

April 22, 2021, 2:41 pm

Fond memories of Roger at the high school for the short time I was there. Always a great conversation and sharing of art.

Teri Julian

April 22, 2021, 3:04 pm

Prayers to the family in such a sad time in need.


April 22, 2021, 3:31 pm

Fly high my #1 ! You will ALWAYS and FOREVER be in my heart! You fought a courageous battle! Rest In Peace babes! I miss you and love you always!

Lori Borland

April 22, 2021, 3:41 pm

Roger was a wonderful art teacher and a great friend thereafter. I had always admired him. Jean, I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but you know he is no longer suffering. My best to you in the difficult time coming.

John waterhouse

April 22, 2021, 3:46 pm

Was a colleague and enjoyed his friendship at Carthage Central High. Very talented artist and teacher. Will be fondly remembered by the Carthage community.
John Waterhouse

Deborah willis

April 22, 2021, 4:44 pm

It is with a heavy heart that i find myself here. I can only imagine the sorrow felt by those who knew him and of course loved him. He was my unappointed mentor in my high school years at carthage central. During a very difficult time in my life, he made me feel my life had value. His encouragment gave me drive. To his family i am sorry for your loss. The news of his passing has reached far and wide. He will be sorely missed, but lives on in our memories. God bless

Bruce Trombley

April 22, 2021, 5:04 pm

Best Artist ,Teacher and mentor I ever had.God bless you Mr Toombs .You were a true inspiration to me and many others. Rest in Peace.

Garry Schwartz

April 22, 2021, 5:06 pm

Prayers to the family. So very sorry for your loss .GOD BLESS.

Patti Pinkham

April 22, 2021, 7:11 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was my art teacher my senior year in high school. He was and always will remain my favorite teacher. My condolences to you. He will be missed.

Patti Pinkham

April 22, 2021, 7:14 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was my art teacher in my senior year of high school. He was and always will remain my favorite teacher. My condolences to you Jean.

David and Sharon Johnson

April 22, 2021, 7:19 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We have not seen you (Jean) or Roger for a while but would love it when you two would
“pop in” for chit chat and catch ups! Memories and Roger’s art will sustain us all who had the pleasure of knowing him and possessed some of his ink drawings. He will surely be missed by all but never forgotten.

Gayle McGregor

April 22, 2021, 8:38 pm

Jean, I was sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I think of the two of you whenever I pass Dave and Val’s house. The house across theirs will always be the Toomb house. We had good years together working for Carthage Schools. I finally retired last year. Take care and remember all the good years.

Sandra Wormwood

April 22, 2021, 11:42 pm

Always known as MR. Toombs to me….I will remember him as probably my very favorite teacher from Carthage Central. After graduating ..he was instrumental in getting me a job as a sign painter at General sign…I will always be grateful to him for this. In later years…Jean, Roger my husband Skip and I enjoyed many a night watching the big blocks at Can-Am…. And how exciting it was when Roger got his “big 8 point” right on their own property! What wonderful memories! We send prayers and hugs to you Jean to help you through this difficult time….and prayers for Roger’s soul to rest in loving peace.

Phyllis A Gould

April 23, 2021, 12:59 am

So sorry to read of Rogers death. He fought a courageous battle. I know you will miss him, however rest assured he is at peace now.

Pat Regan

April 23, 2021, 2:27 am

Dear Jean – I am sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I hope you remember me from Cape Vincent or at least remember the many Chats I had with you and Roger at Aubrey’s Restaurant. Our chats were about Fort Pierce Fl. (surrounding area) and my visits there when I lived in Jensen Beach Fl. and the wonderful natural wildlife art he produced that I loved. His talent was awesome. He brought in a couple of his wonderful wild life prints one day and gave me a choice of having one for myself and I took one of an Owl. I value and hold this very close to my .heart as my Art treasure from a real talented artist and the first one I ever personally met and knew. I’ve often wondered about you both and if you were still in Ft. Pierce Fla.. God Bless you and give you strength and help during this time and keep you well. Sincerely Pat Regan Cape Vincent NY

Shelba Shew

April 23, 2021, 12:09 pm

My condolences to you and your family. I very much loved working with you both getting your home ready to sell in West Carthage. In my 30 years of being a Real Estate Broker I never had clients that were so delightful and appreciative of the help I gave them. You sent me and my broker a wonderful thank you letter and a very. Generous gift. I still have that letter in my career file. It was people like yourselves that made my business a joy. Roger will be sadly missed by his friends, family and community. May he Rest In Peace for ever-after, and may you be sustained by all your loving memory’s.

Tina M Fournier

April 23, 2021, 11:12 pm

Roger was the best art teacher I had. He made it complete when he made my Sisters dreams come true and married her. My deepest condolences to you Jean. I’m here when you need me. Love you.

Ernie and Lori

April 24, 2021, 11:26 pm

Hi Jean, Ernie and I finally made it up to the River today and as always you and Roger were on our minds. You two were our first friends when we bought our home in 2003 next to yours. We have had many laughs and memories over the years. Your love for one another was very obvious the two of you were meant for each other. So sorry for your loss, he is in peace and will be remembered through his artwork and his laughter.

Kevin Kumpf

April 7, 2022, 4:50 pm

It’s coming up on one year since you have passed. Where has the time gone. Miss our days playing paintball and talking construction.

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