David (Dave) H. Toole, born August 31, 1950, passed away at Willow Creek Memory Care on August 24, 2021 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 70.
He is survived by his wife Cindi (Norsic), his children David S (Michelle) and Erin Rider (Dustin), grandchildren Lura, Shea, Madison, Jeremy, great granddaughter, Callie, his brother Robert (Rosemary), and a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Dave was predeceased by his father, Alfred R. Toole and his mother, Mary Jeanne (MJ) Toole.
Dave’s school years were spent in the Cleveland, OH area. After attending St. Ignatius High School ('68), his college years were spent at John Carroll University ('73). Dave enrolled in ROTC and was an active member of the Pershing Rifles military fraternity. Upon graduating with a degree in Physics, he entered the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. After serving for 8 years, he resigned and worked as a consultant/salesman of commercial water treatment chemicals. During this time, he was a member of the Army Reserve. He missed wearing a uniform full time and re-entered active duty in 1986. He retired in 1997, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He proudly donned the uniform one last time in December, 1997, when he commissioned his daughter, Erin, as an Army Second Lieutenant. Dave was then employed by the 99th RSC, a support command for the Army Reserve, until his final retirement in 2007.
When not working, Dave enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing, and hunting with family and friends or by himself. He considered the outdoors his own personal chapel and preferred to commune with God in the natural beauty of the woods or on the water. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting around a campfire, drinking a beer, and enjoying the moment. He was a Boy Scout in his childhood and continued his dedication to the organization as an adult volunteer. One of his proudest moments was when his son, David, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was an active member of the American Legion and served as an officer in his local post. As a wandering spirit, he enjoyed taking the road less traveled and tried not to take the main roads when a small country back road was available. All the while, looking for a good ice cream or a stream to dip a hook into. His love was second to none and he will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research or the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
cousin ,Wheaton ,Illinois
I am just heartbroken for all of you. You have my ongoing love and support. We will miss your father forever.
Niece ,Temple Terrace ,Florida
My love to you all. His peace has come and though our hearts feel emptier, we will reunite again and feel complete in eternity some day. I send hugs and imagine holding on tightly to you all. I will miss him so much.
Fraternity Brother ,Elyria ,Ohio
I will say a prayer for his Heavenly Home..
No more suffering….Home with his Fellow BlueStreaks!
Friends ,Chandler ,Arizona
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Cindi you were always such a loving care giver and we know you are all missing him.
May your many beautiful memories comfort you in your sorrow and bring a smile to your heart and know that you are all in the prayers of many.
Sending our love.
Jim & Sue