Bruce G. Tolen

Sep 04 2019 | 12:28 PM

Bruce G. Tolen of Goshen, N.Y., entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug/ 28, 2019, at home in Goshen. He was 84.

Son of the late Alan and the late Ruth (Charnow) Tolen, he was born Dec. 15, 1934. in Bronx, N.Y.

He married Marilyn Ostrowski on April 27, 1957, at St. Stanislaw church in Maspeth, Queens. He was a Korean War veteran. He loved traveling the world with his wife, raising award-winning African violets, orchids, and his family.

He was employed by Fair-Rite Products, Wallkill, N.Y., as a sales and quality control manager. After retiring he volunteered for 12 years at Horton and Orange Regional Medical Center, amassing a total of 1,996 hours. He also worked part-time for five years at the information desk at Glen Arden.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Ostrowski) Tolen, children, Marc Tolen and his wife, Joanne, Lori Tolen and her partner, Eric McLamb, and Alicia Tolen; grandchildren, Alexander Tolen, Nicholas Tolen, Dustin Harmon, and his wife, Aundrea, Brianne Harmon and her wife, Natasha, Connor Harmon, and Emily Fonseca.

There was a celebration of his life on Sept. 3 at Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen, followed by a funeral service.

Burial was to take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.