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Clifford F. Toalston

Clifford F. Toalston, age 88, of East Canton, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, in Altercare of Louisville.

Born June 16, 1922, in Carroll County, he was a son to the late Alfred D. and Orah A. (Jolley) Toalston.

Cliff was a 1940 graduate of Carrollton High School, a WWII Navy veteran and an East Canton resident since 1946. He retired from Stark Ceramics in 1986 after 41 years and retired with the rank of Major from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary after 30 years. He was a member of Church of the Savior United Methodist Church where he was active with the Oatmeal Ministry. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop #36 for 60 years, Julliard Lodge #460 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton and honored as Citizen of the Year by East Canton Rotary in 2000. He was a member of Lowell D. Oberly American Legion Post #667 where he had served as Post Commander and had served as Commander on the County and District level.  He volunteered at Massillon State Hospital for 60 years through the American Legion and served on several State and National American Legion Committees. He was a member of Greater East Canton Development Association and Foltz Community Center.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph Toalston of Greensboro, NC, and Paul and Lou Ann Toalston of East Canton; one daughter, Beth Ann Toalston of East Canton; two grandchildren, Eric Toalston of N. Canton and Jennifer and Todd Dunlap of Cadiz; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Virginia Toalston of Louisville, and Melvin and Frances Toalston of Mooringsport, LA; and two sisters, Alice Baker of Louisville and Mabel Hudak of East Canton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan R. (Wallace) Toalston.

Funeral services will be Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Rev. Edward M. Fashbaugh II officiating. Interment will be in Northlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Greater East Canton Development Association at 224 N. Wood St, East Canton, OH 44730 or American Legion Emergency Relief Fund, P.O. Box 6141, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com

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