David Joseph Tolan
1933 — 2021
David Joseph Tolan, age 88, of Searstone Retirement Community, Cary NC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. David was born on January 25, 1933, in New York, New York, to the late Thomas Joseph and Annie Griffin Tolan. An accomplished flutist in his youth, he was offered a music scholarship to The Juilliard School in New York. However, also having an interest in the sea and astronomy, he chose to attend SUNY Maritime College, earning a B.S. in Marine Transportation. David spent 50 rewarding years in the maritime industry including six years of seagoing service with Alcoa Steamship Company as a deck officer, also serving ten years as a Naval Reserve officer and earning his U.S....