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William Stuart Tole Jr.


1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William Stuart Tole Jr. Obituary
September 23, 1937 - May 20, 2017 Surrounded by his wife and daughters, Bill passed away peacefully at home. He spent his life honoring his first love, music. He studied at Duquesne University, toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Airmen of Note. He was a well-respected trombonist and much sought after musician, and leader of both the Bill Tole and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. Bill is survived by his wife and best friend of 27 years Diane, daughters Daryl, Susan and Courtney, grandchildren Ryland, Lucy, Grayson, Emily and Grace, siblings Nancy and Gary, and his extended family and many friends. A celebration of his life will be held on July 29, 2017 at the American Federation of Musicians Local 47. Donations in his honor may be made to the Music Fund of Los Angeles, 817 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038 (please note in honor of Bill Tole).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 22 to May 23, 2017
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