In Memoriam: Peter and Kathleen Tomarken
Peter Tomarken earned a loyal fan base as the host of the classic TV game show Press Your Luck. And in addition to that success and so much more in his life, he also served as an Angel Flight West mission pilot (and like so many of our volunteers, Peter never publicized his service). On the morning of March 13, 2006, when he and his wife Kathleen took off from Santa Monica Airport bound for San Diego to pick up a patient for treatment at UCLA Medical Center, their plane suffered engine failure. Peter and Kathleen lost their lives. To honor their memory, Peter’s children, Jason, Alexis and Candace, from his previous marriage to Dana Tomarken, created the Tomarken Heroes Fund so they could share with others what their father and stepmother were doing that morning and continue that work for the thousands who count on these missions every day.
$3,750 - 15 missions by December 31st at an average cost of $250 each