John Toland

TOLAND, John J., 82, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Liza’s Place.

He was born March 3, 1931, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Esther Mary (Burrows) Toland.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4811 of Yorkville, Ohio, a member of the VFW Post 3613 in Martins Ferry, a former member of the American Legion Post 38 in Martins Ferry, a former member of the American Legion Post 1 in Wheeling, and a former member of the Eagles Aerie 456 in Martins Ferry. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, John W. Toland; two brothers, Thomas Lee Toland, and Charles James Toland; four sisters, Esther King, and three infant sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Post) Toland of Martins Ferry; three daughters, Cathy L. Taylor of Wheeling, Dianna M. Callahan of Tampa, Fla., and Donna E. (Steven) Graves of Ky.; two brothers, William (Norma Jean) Toland of Wheeling, and Ronald (Candy) Toland; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Friday, July 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, with Msgr. Kevin Quirk officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123-1718.

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