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Arthur R. Toulson  

Arthur R. Toulson

July 19, 1936 – January 14, 2015

Arthur R. Toulson, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning, January 14, 2015.

Born in Salem, NJ on July 19, 1936, Art was the son of the late Robert Toulson and Ethel Mae Hadley Toulson. After graduating from Salem High School in 1955, he proudly served his country as a member of the US Army until being honorably discharged in 1959. Art made his career as a pipefitter with the DuPont Company for 34 years, first at Rupano, where he served his apprenticeship, then Plant 1 and lastly at the company’s Edgemoor plant from 1960 until his retirement in 1994.

Active in his community, he was a member of the DuPont Vets, DuPont Pensioners Association, New Castle Moose Lodge #1578, Elkton Elks Lodge #2618, Wilmington Eagles #74, St. Anthony’s Club in New Castle, St. Gabes of New Castle and American Legion Post #30. Art was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruth Van Haaften. Art is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Janet A. (Ellis) Toulson; daughters, Barbara Toulson of St. Louis, MO and Bette Jo Yow (Serge) of New Castle, DE; son, Bruce R. Toulson of Woodstown, NJ; stepdaughter, Vicki Scott of New Castle, DE; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Woy (Shawn) of Taylor, MS, Melissa Piening (Kevin) of Belleville, IL and Johnny Gangemi of NJ; 3 great grandchildren, Leah and Anna Woy and Grayson Piening; 2 sisters-in-law, Karen Ellis (John) of Bear, DE and Sandra Cloutier (Robert) of Newark, DE; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, January 19, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, January 20, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post No. 30 Building Fund, 3 East Jackson Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Stacey Myers, January 15, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Love you !!

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  2. Cathy and Hank Saier, January 15, 2015

    Our prayers are with the family at this time. We will always remember Art as a great friend and Moose brother. We will miss him.

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  3. Al & Dottie Richmmond, January 15, 2015

    To Janet & your Family, It was really nice working with Artie at Edge Moor. Artie sponsored us to be members of St. Anthony’s and the Moose Lodge in New Castle. We will always remember his welcoming smile. He will also be missed at the DuPont luncheons in Woodstown, NJ. With heartfelt sympathy.
    Al & Dottie Richmond

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  4. Ed and Stephanie Henry, January 15, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy to the Toulson family for their loss. Keep your beautiful memories close to your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Alisa J. Hoffman, January 16, 2015

    Sorry for your lose Jan, Barb,Vicky, Michelle, Melissa and to all others. I will hold you all in my prayers.

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  6. Alisa J. Hoffman, January 16, 2015

    So sorry for your lose. I will hold your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Joanne Spike, January 16, 2015

    Though Stacey and I have not been to the New Castle Moose in a few years, we remember Art very fondly. He was a quiet man, but when it came to something he felt strongly about, he made his presents
    known. Art will be missed by many. May you rest in peace!!

    With love-
    Stacey and Joanne Spike

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  8. Johanna Johnson, January 16, 2015

    I was sad to hear of ARTIE’S passing but glad I had the opportunity to meet this fine man. He was a good father and I enjoyed listening to Bette talk about her father. My condolences to the family and my dear friend Bette Boop.

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  9. Jim & Judy Rose, January 17, 2015

    Jan & Vicki,

    Sorry we never got to meet the rest of the family but know that we send our deepest sympathy to you all. We really enjoyed the times we spent together. We know you will be lost without him. Just know we are here if you need us.

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  10. Terri Mullins, January 17, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Larry and Terri Mullins

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  11. Jasmine Willis, January 18, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

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  12. John and Pat Knotts, January 19, 2015

    Dear Janet and Family: We are so sorry for your loss and thank you so much for letting us know of Art’s passing. We have many fond memories of lunch at the Dugout (Art loved my Reuben sandwiches). We were very fond of him and so glad that we had the pleasure of knowing him. We will keep you all in our prayers. So sorry we will not be there to give you a hug. Love John and Pat

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  13. George A Williams, January 20, 2015

    Great knowing you Art.Although we drifted apart in later years, Lucia and Sam always kept me updated. Bless you and yours, George

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  14. Jean vanHaaften DiMarino, January 20, 2015

    Dear Jan and family, I can not say how sorry I am to get this news. Please accept my deepest condolences. I think of Uncle Bob when I see Arthur’s photo and remember laughing and joking when we were all together as family. And I am grateful to Arthur and all of you for your loving care of Aunt Ruth when she was alone. I also thank God for letting me get to know Arthur, even for small bits and moments though-out his life. He seemed shyer than his dad but was just as much fun. May God bless and comfort you in this trying time. Love Jean

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  15. Julai Van Haaften Schick, January 24, 2015

    My brother Bill and sister Elaine join me in sending our condolences on the loss of your dear husband, our cousin Arthur. Will never forget the fun we had as kids with him and his dad, our Uncle Bob, in Pennsville. To my earlier note to you Jan, I add my thanks for all your good care of our Aunt Ruth. You and Arthur were truly special to her, welcomed so warmly into the Toulson family. As ever, your NJ cousins

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  16. John VanHaaften, February 3, 2015

    Dear Jan:

    Sorry to learn of Art’s passing. I spent a few day’s with him when Art, Aunt Ruth & Uncle Bob lived near the water in an apartment across from the local amusement park. Art took me crabbing & to the amusement park where he showed me all the fun things to do. I always appreciated the time & care that you both gave to Aunt Ruth in her last years! Sorry that I never met you but I did remember Art plus you & Art & the grandchildren in your Christmas photos. Thinking of you often, Cousin John

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