Geraldine F. Tomitz, 79

Sept. 3, 1938 - Dec. 28, 2017
Geraldine F. Tomitz, Sept. 3, 1938 - Dec. 28, 2017

Geraldine Frances Tomitz, who ran a taxi company and a cake business in Montauk, died in Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 28 of injuries after being hit by a car in a parking lot. She was 79.

Mrs. Tomitz, who was known as Gerri, was born on Sept. 3, 1938, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, Queens, one of six daughters of the former Frances Taylor and Warren Forster. She grew up in Queens, graduating from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood.

In 1960 she married Edward Tomitz and they moved first to Howard Beach, where she raised her son, Daniel Tomitz, who survives. In 1982, they moved year round to the summer house they had bought earlier in Montauk. Mr. Tomitz died before her. 

In Montauk, Ms. Tomitz owned the Holy Mackerel Taxi company for four years and then worked as a real estate broker at the Corcoran Group for eight years, a job that overlapped with her baking business, Kiss My Cakes, which she did for about 15 years, baking cakes for many of her former real estate clients.

In addition to her son, who lives in Virginia, Ms. Tomitz is survived by four of her sisters, all of whom live in New York State, Lynne DeRienzo, Jeanne Forster Rodriguez, Patricia Dolan, and Marianne Forster. A fifth sister, Suzanne Forster, died last year. Her Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons dog, Slugger, also survives.

A service was held on Jan. 4 at Hites Funeral Home in Henderson. Ms. Tomitz’s ashes will be buried by her sisters. Her friend Jon Giswold, who was her neighbor in Montauk, will lead a memorial service there in early May.