R ichard (Dick) J. Toman, at the age of 79, of Middle Granville left the world he loved on Jan. 7, 2009, at his residence, with his family at his side.
He was born on April 27, 1929. He was the son of Howard F. and Helen Quirk Toman.
He was married 57 years to Elizabeth (Hammond) Toman.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Edwin Toman.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Hammond) Toman; his children, Karin (Duke) MacDuff; Deborah Staudinger; Richard (Jayne) Toman and Linda (Dr. Mike) Bell; his foreign exchange daughter, Karen (Rene) Goschnik of Australia; nine grandchildren and four great grandsons; a brother, Warren Toman of California; a sister-in-law, Barbara Toman of Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews.
Dick loved his family, friends and life in general. He always said, “Life is Good.”
His family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s name can be made to Friends of Hospice, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY, 12839, for the wonderful care they gave him
He gave his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at the Albany Medical Center.
There was a Celebration of his Life held at the Granville Peniel Church on Saturday, Jan. 10.