Stacey Ann Tomczyk: 2/8/1971 - 4/30/2016
WTVP mourns the loss of Stacey Tomczyk... Friend, Co-Worker, & Family Member.

Stacey Tomczyk, 45, of Peoria passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, in Peoria, Illinois, after a brief illness.

Stacey TomczykStacey worked at WTVP for 19 years, most recently as Program Director.

“This is a heart-breaking loss for all of us at WTVP,” said Moss Bresnahan, CEO of WTVP and Illinois Public Media. “No one had a greater dedication to WTVP and the mission of public broadcasting than Stacey.”

Stacey was known for her great love of local programming and community events. She had a passion for PBS Kids and early education, and was the guiding force behind WTVP’s statewide Young Writers and Illustrators Competition. She spearheaded regular book drives to benefit central Illinois pre-schools. She also worked closely with independent producers in central Illinois, encouraging and guiding their work for broadcast on WTVP.

Stacey Tomczyk with PBS CharactorsStacey was also an active volunteer at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Crittenden Crisis Nursery, the Contemporary Art Center, and served on the Board of the Peoria St. Patrick Society and the Clonmel Sister Cities Association.

Stacey was also known as a wonderful baker. Her chocolate chip cookies and specialty cakes were greatly enjoyed by all her friends and co-workers.

Stacey was born on February 8, 1971, in Chicago Ill., to Chet and Connie Tomczyk. Chet worked in public broadcasting for nearly 50 years, serving as president and CEO of WTVP from 1996 to 2014. He and his wife Connie are still active volunteers at the station.

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