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Arnold R. Toller

January 8, 1928 - October 21, 2021

Arnold R. Toller, age 93, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on January 8, 1928, he was a son of the late Robert M. Toller and Rushie (Conley) Case. Arnold proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served in the South Pacific aboard USS George Clymer. After his service, he owned and operated Atoll Buildings, Inc. and Case Erection in Newark for 50+ years. All who knew Arnold considered him a hard worker with a solid work ethic. He was member of Middletown VFW Post #3792.

In addition to his parents, Arnold was preceded in death by his siblings, Eugene Toller and Pauline Toller. He is survived by his companion for the past 35 years, Dallas P. Dean; children, Arnold R. Toller, Carolyn J. Bobinac, Robert E. Toller, Gary B. Toller, Jane McElhaney, and James Toller; canine companions, Princess and Deli; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Arnold’s memory to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 US or Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or VFW, Post 3792, PO Box 185, Middletown, DE 19709.

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17 Condolences for Arnold R. Toller

  • I will miss you dear friend….you and Dallas were always a pleasure.
    Rest in the hands of our dear Lord.
    Janet

  • My heartfelt farewell to a well-loved and respected friend of many talents, especially story telling! He will be missed by so many people that it would be hard to count them all. I always learned something from him. My sympathies, love and regrets for not being able to attend in person, but I’ll be there in spirit with his beloved companion and my dear friend Dallas Dean.
    Arnold will always be in my heart and in my memories. Dallas and Diana Gantt.

  • My sincere condolences to Dallas and Arnold’s family. Arnold will be missed by everyone who knew him. We have had some wonderful times together at St. Mary’s College of Maryland events. These events will be sorely missed with the absence of Arnold. May he rest in peace.

    -Gay and Jim Wood

  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I m so sorry for your loss

  • So sorry for your loss. Arnold is a cousin, and when he could make it to the reunions, you could tell how much he enjoyed being around family. Prayers of comfort and strength for the family.

  • Arnold was a dear friend. He will be missed by me and my sons.

  • Arnold was a great man
    always enjoyed his visits
    Sorry for your loss
    He Will not be forgotten.

  • Dallas I’m so sad to hear that Arnold has passed. I thoroughly enjoyed conversations with Arnold when we were together. I hope you are doing well… and at peace.
    Bruce

  • My condolences to Dallas and Arnold’s family.

  • Dear Dallas – 35 years together, with so many memories! You have my condolences! He is in God’s hands.
    Pam

  • God Bless, He served well, may he rest in peace.

  • What a great uncle, learned alot from him. About Blue grass music, motorcycles, and simple meals like beans and taters. A winning smile and natural chrisma. I’m sure you will miss him Dallas and family. I never knew he was a War time veteran. Gods speed Uncle Arnold thanks for your kindness.

  • Dear Great Grandpa Arnold,
    The few times I have met you made a significant impact on my life and view on the world around me. The strength of your character is something to be admired. Thank you for all your advice, your patience, and care. I wish I wrote more letters, but know this GG Arnold, you will forever be remembered in my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Great Granddaughter Zoey B.

  • Arnold was the man.likable he was good to me when I worked for him years.ago.Rest in peace .God is waiting.

  • I loved him so very much we got older and life gets in the way.may God bless each and everyone he wasn’t just a cousin he was a awesome man and friend.

  • He was a great man and he dearly loved all his family.I rember times when he come in to visit with family also remember the time dad(Jim Toller) took us up to his place in Delaware.