In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.

Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.

Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.

Dunmore, PA July 1, 1930 ~ March 9, 2019 Date of Service: March 16, 2019

Joseph H. Tolan Sr., 88, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife, the former Shirley A. Krake, had been married for 61 years.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Leonard and Audrey Finnerty Tolan. He was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School and the University of Scranton. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served as a corporal with the United States Marine Corps in Korea. He received the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.

He was a Roman Catholic and parishioner of St. Paul’s Church, Green Ridge and a lifelong member of the parish.

Before his retirement, he was employed as a field investigator for the Pa. Department of Revenue. He was also a claims adjuster for American Casualty Insurance Co. and USF&G Insurance Co., and was the owner and operator of Allied Appraisal Service. He and his wife had owned and operated Tolan’s Tavern on Adams Avenue in Dunmore.

He was a member of the Big “10” Club and treasurer of both the Hunters Social Club and the Penn Ridge Club. He was a past president and vice president of the Irish American Men’s Association. He also served as a councilman for two terms on the Dunmore Borough Council. He was instrumental in having the council match a grant from the State to build Monroe Park.

He was an active golfer and was a member of Elmhurst Country Club and treasurer of the Irish American Golf League since its inception in 1995. He also had a “hole in one” at Scranton Muni using a nine iron at hole no. 5.

Joe enjoyed having social gatherings with his family at home or at his children’s homes. He also enjoyed having get togethers with his golf league at his residence.

Also surviving are three daughters, Deborah Yarosheski and husband, Mark, Peckville; Colleen Tolan, Dunmore; and Noelle Haddock and husband, Joseph, Roaring Brook Twp.; a son, Joseph Jr. and wife, Christine, Dunmore; eight grandchildren, Matthew Tolan, Philp Yarosheski; Alison Boast and husband, Matthew; Emily Yarosheski; Kyle Haddock and wife, Carly; Sean and Abigail Haddock, and Joseph Tolan III; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Tolan; and brothers, William and Leonard Tolan.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton.  Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Friday at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Posts: 6
Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.
Reply #6 on : Mon March 25, 2019, 11:41:17
To all of the Tolan family we express our condolence and fond memories of Joe. He was a great neighbour to the Morans, Jack & Jane and all our family.
Our very best to all,
John & Joan Moran
Maryanne McHale
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Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.
Reply #5 on : Fri March 15, 2019, 12:46:53
Shirley and family,
Sorry about Joe's passing.
May God comfort you !

Posts: 6
Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.
Reply #4 on : Fri March 15, 2019, 08:09:40
My heartfelt condolences to all who are mourning the death of Mr. Tolan, Sr.  May God continue to sustain you and to help you (Psalm 34:18).  May His promises give you hope and bring you comfort (Hosea 13:14; Psalm 37:11,  29,  39).
Theresa Sensi
Posts: 6
Reply #3 on : Thu March 14, 2019, 15:05:36
Noel, Joe and family, Colleen and Tolan family,
Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace!
Sincerely, Theresa, Mark and Daniel Sensi
Rhonda McDonough
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The Family of Joseph Tolan
Reply #2 on : Wed March 13, 2019, 11:39:34
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends. The world has lost a great man. We have such fond memories. He will be greatly missed. Love Rhonda and Paul
Martin J. JACOBY
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Re: In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Tolan, Sr.
Reply #1 on : Wed March 13, 2019, 10:21:09
To Aunt Shirley, Debbie, Colleen, Jody and Noel my deepest sympathies from the Jacoby family. What a great guy uncle Joe was. He will be missed. What a party they will be having all the uncle's from the Tolan, Krake, Sweeney and Jacoby clan with Irene tickling the ivories. We shall all meet again someday, we will miss you and love you very much.