Patrick Allan Tolan

November 7, 1961April 18, 2013

Patrick Allan Tolan, age 51, of Nashville, died Thursday at his residence. Born November 7, 1961 in Adrian, Michigan, he was the son of Robert W. Tolan, Sr. and Margaret (Petter) Tolan. He earned a bachelorof arts degrees from Indiana University in Religious Studies and Political Science. He served as a cook at Indiana Memorial Stadium where he prepared meals for the Indiana University Athletes. He also was a realtor with Prudential Realty in Bloomington. He was an excellent carpenter and very much loved his wife, Adrienne as well as his three dogs, Samson, Katie and Abby. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne (O’Malley) Tolan, of Nashville; his mother, Margaret Tolan Cardwell, of Kokomo; his father and step-mother, Robert and Stephanie Tolan, of Charlotte, North Carolina; three brothers, Robert W. (Judy) Tolan, Jr., of West Trenton, New Jersey, Andrew (Diane) Tolan, of Bradenton, Florida and R.J. (Lisa) Tolan, of Brooklyn, New York and three nephews, Zachary Tolan, Maxwell Tolan and Charles Tolan. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Ralph Lewis Cardwell. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M., Saturday, April 27, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home with Earl Piper officiating. Friends may visit on Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals @ Online condolences may be given at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Rachael Camp

September 21, 2013

I learned of Patrick's loss through the "Remembered" section of the IU alumni publication. I was fortunate to work with Patrick at Bell Trace in the early 2000s and have thought of him often over the years. He always had a smile and a hug for everyone he met. I will never forget those smiling eyes! I'm truly saddened to learn of his passing.

Patty Lawson-Buckley

April 29, 2013

My deepest sympathies go out to Adrienne and the rest of Patrick"s family. He was a good person.

April 27, 2013

Go in peace my brother! You will always be with me. I love you- Andy

Sam Birkey

April 27, 2013

He was a great guy to work with.

Michael Dick

April 27, 2013

Pat was the most giving, loving, & kind person I've ever known. You will be missed, my friend, and never forgotten...

Judy Holy

April 27, 2013

He always put others before himself, and was so wonderfully attentive to the needs and well-being of others. He cared for the residents of Bell Trace. And he was our realtor as well as being our friend. The world needs so many more like him!

Judy and Norm Holy and Dana Kerilla, Bloomington, IN

Kimi Durham

April 26, 2013

Patrick will be so very missed...I have many fond memories of him from my college years and beyond...he was such a loving, selfless person to all around him. He is now at peace, and I'm sure he'll be smiling down as Adrienne and I giggle over our memories of our good times with him! Rest well, my friend.

April 25, 2013

Because we met and saw Pat most often as a young boy, we knew what kind of man he would grow into. Others have expressed it beautifully on this page. He never forgot to send a Christmas card with a message to us, despite the years which had passed since our last face to face, so we add thoughtfulness to his many attributes. For Adrienne, Margaret, Bob, Stef, Bob, Jr., Andrew and R.J. and the concentric circles of family and friends , we join in sorrow for what he endured, gratitude that it is finished, and joy in the funny and endearing Pat memories we can re-visit. Aunt Judy & Uncle Nels, cousins Belinda and Nancy.

Mark O'Shea

April 24, 2013

Rest in peace my friend. You were always one for looking out for others in their times of loss and a truly gentle soul. I'll treasure our friendship and memories.

April 24, 2013

A kind heart & gentle soul ... Pat was truly a treasure! He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched. So many fond memories over the years that I will cherish always.
Andy - my heart goes out to you and the entire family. I wish I could be there on Saturday to give you a great big hug ... but, will be out of town.
Love always, Carol (Dowling) Ball