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Joseph C. Toland, O.D., M.D.

Obituary for Joseph C. Toland, O.D., M.D.

December 4, 2016
Olney, Pennsylvania


Joseph C., O.D, M.D., formerly of Olney, on December 4th, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Metzing) for 54 loving years. Survived by his children Joseph E. and Therese O'Brien (the late William) as well as five loving grandchildren; Billy, Olivia, Morgan, Joseph, and Kevin.

Joseph will always be remembered for his love of Optometry and later for his career in Ophthalmology. Joe was a dedicated Professor at Salus University (formerly the College of Optometry) for 46 years, and a member of Holy Redeemer Hospital staff for 35 years. Joe was beloved and recognized for his successful private Ophthalmology practice in Olney for 35 years.

Joe was a proud member of both the United States Air Force as a Captain and United States Navy as a Lieutenant.

Joe, along with being known for his good nature, was a diehard Republican and a leader of the 61st Ward in Philadelphia forever.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph's Life Celebration Visitation on Thursday Dec. 8th from 7-9PM at St. Hilary of Poitiers (920 Susquehanna Rd, Rydal 19046) and on Friday Dec. 9th from 9-10:15AM with a funeral mass to follow at 10:30AM. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Family services provided by Dean-Geitner-Givnish of Fox Chase, Philadelphia (2157451006).

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