April 6, 1938 – May 19, 2013

Daniel J. Tomaka Sr., who owned and operated a beverage distribution company and several other businesses, died Sunday in his Lake View home after a battle with cancer. He was 75.

Born in Lackawanna, he was a graduate of Lackawanna High School. After working for many years in beverage wholesaling, in 1980 he founded Frosty Valley Beverages of Lackawanna, which provides soft drink and juice dispensing systems for restaurants, schools and day care and senior citizens centers in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Mr. Tomaka also owned and operated Tomaka Auto Sales, Hydro Spray Car Wash and Oil Change Alley, all in Lackawanna, and assisted in Tomaka Technology.

He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Claudette M. Kedge; a son, Daniel Jr.; two daughters, Cheryl Wojcik and Tracy Robel; a brother, Richard; and a sister, Lucille Evoy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, South Park Avenue and Ridge Road, Lackawanna.