John B. Toland

John Toland

John B. Toland, age 67 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Joanne C. Toland, nee Aylesworth, fond father of Zach (Meghan) and Samantha; dear grandfather of McKenna, Maeve, Cian and Moira; son of the late Bernard and Joan; brother of Michael (Cathy), Patrick, Richard (Kristin) and the late Bernard and the late Hugh.

Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the family.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. jim wojtysiak condolence:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family ! John was a truly great friend and mentor. Knowing him is one truly great memory I will always thinking of him with respect and joy! My friend I know God has you under his grace and a place for you!

  2. Rebecca Sage (nee Evans) condolence:

    Former neighbor, second father, Jomama forever, Toe, Mr. Toland. My heart breaks for the loss so many feel with your absence. Condolences to the Toland family.

  3. Dale Larson condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the family. John worked with me at Walgreens for many years. He always had my utmost respect. As his manager I never doubted his devotion to duty. He will be missed. May God rest his soul.

  4. Dale Larson condolence:

    I am sorry that I will miss the funeral as we are in Tucson for the winter. Again my sincere condolences.

  5. Eric Friedman condolence:

    Sincerest condolences to the full Toland family. I enjoyed working with John for many years at Walgreens. He always shared a positive outlook, always knew a way to “get it done”, and never (openly) complained about the demands of a fast paced corporate campus. John set an example we’d all do well to follow.

  6. Linda (Suchocki) Paplauski condolence:

    I was deeply saddened to hear the news of John’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of all the fun we all had together-so many years ago. In your pain and sorrow remember that he was a great man, respected and loved by all that were blessed to know him. “It is not how long a man lives, but how deep that life is.” My heartfelt condolences to the entire Toland Family.

  7. Kevin Walgreen condolence:

    I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Thank you John so very much for all the support and dedication you have given the Walgreen company. You truly were very special and will be missed, thank you for making a difference! May God Bless you John, and my deepest condolences and sympathy to your family and all those who knew you and will miss you!

  8. Ray & Beth ( Wehrle) Wicus condolence:

    We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Toland family. John will be remembered fondly, as a most dear, kind man. May his goodness live on in all who loved him, and let his memory bring smiles. Picture Barney tapping that foot (hard!) to his accordian, and John standing, arms crossed, leaning against the kitchen counter, listening, with his quiet smile. Lucky, we were, to have him in our lives at all.

  9. bill & Linda aylesworth condolence:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing and want to extend our heartfelt condolences to all the family.
    Bill & Linda Aylesworth

  10. Sindy Sonshine condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the Toland family. John was a great mentor, friend and fatherly figure to so many of us in the Walgreen family. He was always smiling, even in the most stressful of times. His laughter and bright smile were contagious. I am grateful to have known him, worked with him and been a part of his walgreen family. We will miss that light of yours JT.

  11. Lynn Daugherty condolence:

    I want to offer my true condolences to the Toland family.

  12. Mike Sanalitro condolence:

    I wanted to send out my heartfelt condolences to the Toland family especially my good friend Patrick. Sorry I won’t be able to attend the services.

  13. Paul Wehrle condolence:

    Dear Joanne, Zack, Samantha, grandchildren of and brothers Mike, Pat and Rich.

    So sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your rock and good friend John.

    He was a classic gentleman and the world has lost a good person.

    I’ll remember him plowing our driveway, roofing our garage and driving around in his blue Pontiac with the music on. Plus, always with a smile on to help through tough times and take the good times to a higher level.

    Sorry I am unable to make the journey home, but instead of a candle, there will be a bonfire lite for him tonight on the east coast.

    Sincerely, Paul Wehrle

  14. Mary Tandaric-Toland condolence:

    Our sincerest sympathies to the Toland Family. John was a great person and will truly be missed

  15. Phil Pienkos condolence:

    So sorry to hear about John. He was a great guy with a big smile and a warm laugh. It always made me happy to see him when I was visiting Chicago. He will be missed by me and I’m sure many others.

  16. Mark Wehrle condolence:

    I recently heard of the passing of John.
    Kathy and I are so very sorry and send our sympathies to you, Zach, Samantha, Mike, Pat, and Rich. John was always the “cool” kid. His sweet kindness and helpful spirit made our lives at Cleveland Ave better knowing that John would come when we (Lee) needed his loving help.

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