Marie S. Toman

November 27, 1937 - December 28, 2021

Marie S. Toman, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 27, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Sevick) Sharpless.

After her graduation from St. Elizabeth’s in 1955, she joined Bank of Delaware in the proof department. After her children were in middle school she returned to the bank (now PNC) where she worked for 20 years, primarily at the Basin Road branch in New Castle.

Mrs. Toman was also active in her church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister for St. John’s Holy Angels Parish from early 1980s to 2010, and a member of the SJHA bread-baking ministry for 10 years.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Dr. Philip A. Toman, and son, Andrew P. Toman, as well as her sisters Barbara Astle and Kay Kerr. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Marie Toman; two nieces and a nephew and 2 great nieces.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Holy Angels R.C. Church. 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to St. John the Baptist- Holy Angels Parish, at the address listed above.


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12 Condolences for Marie S. Toman

  • We met Marie back in the 70’s at the Basin Rd branch of the bank. She steered us through a couple of problems with our account, and we became fast friends. She and Phil were great friends with my parents and often attended educational functions together whilePhil was a great mentor to me as I rose in the educational leadership ranks. We understand that she is in a better place and is no longer suffering, but we will remember her kindness and friendship forever. Rest in peace, Marie.

  • Jean, you know how much we love you, and loved your parents. You are part of our family and we will strive to help you “be ok” (as promised). Marie was a wonderful woman; please keep in mind she’s reunited with Phil and Drew. Hopefully that thought, and your memories, will give you the strength you need.

  • Jean, Please accept our condolences and prayers with the passing of your mom. Our Lady of the Miraculous medal pray for us.

  • Jean, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I only spoke with her a few times, but she was an exceptional lady and I always enjoyed my phone conversations with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Dearest Jean,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your lovely mother. You were the greatest caregiver! Your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you, Sally

  • Dear Jean
    I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely person.
    Maryann Tyrawski Mostek

  • Jean: So sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. I was a first cousin (Marie’s mother and my mother, Mary Sevick Sheldon, were sisters). Remember your Mom as a loving person.
    John Sheldon

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I can still picture us working at Basin Rd. I know you were very close. God bless you and your mother.

  • Jean – Debbie and I are sorry to hear the very sad news. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you begin to navigate your tremendous loss.

  • Jean,
    So sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I only met her a couple of times at your annual Christmas parties, but she was a gracious and welcoming hostesses, something that she passed on to you.
    Otherwise, I hope you are and remain well during this trying time.


  • Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. Your Mom was the loveliest of people.

  • Jean
    I was very sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. I remember at Church functions and the monthly dinners we had.
    God Bless