Owen P. Toale, Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 26 March 2024 at 3:35 pm

MEDINA – Owen P. Toale, Jr., age 76, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Owen was born on February 6, 1948, in Washington, DC, a son of the late Teresa (Fabrizio) Toale and Owen P. Toale, Sr.

In 1967, Owen entered the military and served in the U.S. Air Force in Thailand. Later, while stationed at Hancock Field in Syracuse he met his wife, the former Janice Stark. They moved to Medina in 1974 where he worked as a manager of W.T. Grants before moving into advertising at the Journal Register. Owen would later become the General Manager for the Journal Register, finding his passion for two things here, the paper and the Village of Medina. Owen served on many village committees over the years and served as a Village Trustee for several years.

Following active duty in the Air Force, he joined the Army Reserves based in Medina, where he served as an instructor. Owen loved giving back to his veteran community. He volunteered as a driver with the Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, taking veterans to their appointments and later spent time working in the office when he could no longer drive.

Owen was an avid golfer and enjoyed being out on the course whenever he had the chance. He was a proud member of the hole-in-one club which he earned on July 13, 2019 at Hickory Ridge.

Owen is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice Toale of Medina; two sons, Benjamin Toale of Colorado and Andrew (Ryan) Toale of Medina. They have three wonderful grandchildren, who brought endless joy and excitement to Owen’s life, Zachary (age 14) and Stevie (age 10) of Colorado and Noah (age 12) of Lockport; siblings, Thomas Toale, Kevin (Jenny) Toale, Christopher (Nezie) Toale, Teresa (Donald) Meanor and Kathleen Owen and Mary (Michael) Brown.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Patrick and Michael Toale; nephew, Tyler Toale and beloved aunts, Mary McCarthy and Angie Fabrizio.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 4-7PM at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 3 at 11AM at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Interment with full military honors will follow in the WNY National Cemetery in Pembroke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Orleans County Joint Veterans Council- Van Service, 13996 Rt. 31 West, Albion, NY 14411. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.