|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2007|
Mr. Tolson lived across Buckhorn Road from my family when I was a kid. He was a good neighbor.
Carroll Frederick Tolson Jr. died on Sunday, August 5, after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret E. Tolson, his son Michael F. Tolson, his daughter Susan Tolson Serio, and his step-sons David and Victor Frush. In addition, he will be mourned by his four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter as well as close family friend Joey Wise.
Mr. Tolson was the son of Carroll and Carolyn Tolson. He attended Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., and Forest Park High School in Baltimore. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II, where he saw action in Northern Africa, Italy, Germany and Austria. Upon returning home he married Betty Jane Wilson, also of Baltimore. He worked with his father in their food brokerage business and became active in the Republican Party, at one time running for the House of Delegates.
After his marriage ended in 1962, he was employed throughout the United States. He resettled in Baltimore in the late '60s and married his current wife Margaret.
Mr. Tolson was a salesman, developer, and contractor at various times during his full life. He will be remembered to most of us, however for his restoration of his home on Buckhorn Rd. in Woodbine. He and Marge purchased this Pre-Revolutionary War home when it was in need of repair. They spent the next 30+ years lovingly bringing it back to its original glory. Carroll and Marge enjoyed filling the home with antiques that they gathered from the far corners of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Carroll was also an avid reader and history buff. To his family, he was the smartest man on earth.
He and Marge also enjoyed travel, and in recent years they have been to Europe and North Africa. In his later years he began making lead toy soldiers from antique molds and making diarammas of local Maryland battle scenes. Visiting the Tolson home would fill any child or adult with a sense of wonder. His wit and warmth will be greatly missed.
Carroll will also be remembered for his devotion to his ailing mother-in-law, mother and wife. When Marge's mother Jesse had a stroke, he and Marge gently cared for her in their home for many years until her death.
When his mother Carolyn broke up housekeeping due to advanced age, he took her into his home and cared for her, as well, for many years until her death. Only a few years passed and Marge had a stroke and Carroll has lovingly cared for her for the past seven years until their recent move to Jacksonville, Fla., where he sought the help of his step-son Victor. Soon after their move, he learned of his own illness. Truly he was a man who demonstrated the love of God, and set and example of humble sacrifice.
Arrangements handled by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. (edited from an obit in the Frederick, Maryland News-Post, Aug. 8, 2007)
Woodlawn (Baltimore County)
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20839152