CALEDONIA, NY - September 13, 2020 at age 86. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Davidson Toland; children, Susan (James) Lewis, Paul (Paula) Toland, Timothy (Karen) Toland, Ellen (Bernie) Sklanka; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Daniel Toland; parents Merle and Edith Toland; 6 brothers, 4 sisters. Russ was a Marine Veteran of the Korean War.
Russell’s family was at the center of his life. His hobbies and passions included fishing, woodworking, and tending his garden. We will miss his fishing stories, patience and infectious smile. In his work-life for 35 years at J.O. Cook Inc, he made many life-long friends. He was a part of the First Presbyterian Church family in East Avon, and was a former member of the Caledonia Volunteer Fire Department. He was a stranger to none, and a friend of all.
Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday 2 - 5 pm at the Stephenson - Dougherty Funeral Home, 350 Genesee Street, Avon. Funeral Services and interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620.