First Posted: 4/4/2012
Thomas W. O’Toole, 73, of Clarks Green, died Friday, March 30, in Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the husband of the former Nancy Marie Miller. Born June 21, 1938, in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late Thomas P. and Anne T. Jennings O’Toole, he was a Clarks Green resident since 1985. He graduated from St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, in 1956 and received his Bachelor of Arts with a major in history in 1960 from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City. He honorably served in the Army and was a first lieutenant in the second training regiment. Before retirement, he was employed by R.H. Donnelly Directory for more than 35 years and worked in Manhattan, N.Y., and later Scranton where he was director of operations. He was a member of the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green, an alumnus of St. Peter’s Prep School and College and was a retreatant of Loyola House, Morristown, N.J. He was an avid gardener who loved tending his beautiful roses.Also surviving are a son, Thomas P. O’Toole and wife, Esther, Monmouth Junction, N.J.; a daughter, Sheila O’Toole, Fair Lawn, N.J.; a brother, Hubert J. O’Toole and wife, Marie, Morristown; two granddaughters, Meaghan and Hannah Erlewein; a grandson, Thomas O’Toole; a nephew, John P. O’Toole and wife, Suzanne; a niece, Missy Long and husband, Declanÿ; his mother-in-law, Catherine Miller; and numerous cousins.