John S Tolman died peacefully on Nov 11, 2022 at the age of 101 at Grove Manor in Braintree, Mass
Preceded in death was his father Fred Harold Tolman, Mother Rosamond Smith Tolman, Brother Fred Harold Tolman Jr. and Sister Virginia Tolman Hunter.
John is survived by his son Jay Tolman, his wife Jodi and grandchildren Charlie Jarboe, Chloe Tolman and Jack Tolman, daughter Ellen Tolman Quirk, her husband Ed and granddaughter Casey Quirk Studley as well as many nieces, and nephews.
John lived a life that span decades living in Brockton, Cohasset, Hingham, Boston and finally settling in Venice Florida living on his own until he was 100.
He traveled extensively seeing much of the world where he met people who became lifelong friends. He was always interested in everyone’s life intrigued by what everyone was doing which gave him pure joy. He had the uncanny ability to find the good in everyone young or old.
He was filled with love, a zest for life never wanting to miss a single moment or event that came his way. His love for his family was ever present right up until the end. Always sharing stories of his childhood, his escapades as a young man but most importantly was his 58+ years of sobriety that clearly saved his life as well as many others that crossed his path. Helping others brought him much happiness.
This is a huge loss for his family as he was not only a father but a mentor, friend, and confidant. He will be missed beyond words but will live on in us forever.
A celebration of life is planned for Dec 17th 4pm-7pm at the Hingham Community Center, 70 South Street, Hingham, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association