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George L. Toman

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September 15, 1958 - April 26, 2024

George Louis Toman, 65, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 26, 2024.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Maggie, his devoted daughters Katherine Toman Brinkley and Erin Toman Fagan and his adoring sister and her husband, Helen and Steve Ware.  George is also survived by his sons-in-law Scott Brinkley and Jack Fagan, his grandson Wesley Brinkley, as well as John and Mary Lansing, Stephen and Leslie Ware, and many more nieces, nephews and cousins.  George loved his family and friends deeply without reservation. 


George attended Good Counsel High School and Towson University where he studied Mass Communications and built a successful career as an audio engineer for ABC, MSNBC and several DC-based news channels.  His love for music, theater, and the arts came through in all that he did professionally and personally, including eight years of working with the PHS Midnight Players designing and building their sound systems.  Any time spent around a table with a good meal, great company and wonderful stories made George’s heart full. His presence in all our lives will be greatly missed.


The funeral service to celebrate George’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 4:00 PM, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, MD.  The family’s home will be open to visitors from 1:00 to 3:00, as well as after the service, to share stories and companionship.  Wear a Hawaiian shirt; we all know George would be wearing one!

Funeral services will be held

Saturday May 4, 2024

 4:00 PM

Hilton Funeral Home

22111 Beallsville Road

Barnesville, MD  20838


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From: Jean Rossi

To Maggie, Kate, Erin, Helen and all of the rest of George's family/friends. I have known George all of his life as our parents were friends before he was born. His sister (Helen), George, and I grew up together in Silver Spring and spent most Friday and Sat evenings together while our parents played Bridge. Holidays and Birthday were also spent together. Although not biologically related we considered ourselves to be family and George was lovingly referred to as "Broth", short for brother. George had to tolerate being 3/4 years younger but we loved him dearly despite picking on him at times at times. I am so saddened by the news of his death and know that you all are grieving and shocked by this unexpected occurrence. My love to you all at this difficult time. Jean Rossi

From: Susan B Martin

My husband Bob and I are neighbors and dear friends of Helen and Steve. We had the pleasure of meeting George during one of his visits to Birmingham, and we remember how warm and friendly he was! Our prayers and condolences are with Helen, Steve, Maggie and all the family! God bless.

From: Chris Hildreth

Maggie Kate Erin I will have great & Happy memories of George fun times at concerts meals and the famous 🦞partys and lots of laughs!!! Will be playing lots of yes Jeff beck Jimi Hendrix..and George!!!!!!!

From: Mike Ware

George will always be remembered as one of the most creative, spontaneous and generous people I have had the pleasure to know. His ability to invent the most humorous life scenes in realtime are legendary, none more notable than the video antics he performed with my brother Steve during a Beachweek vacation. He will be missed greatly and my condolences to Maggie and the entire Toman family and friends. Mike Ware

From: Tony Colella

I’ve known George since 2nd grade. We started playing music together and formed our first band, Watchtower. Today I listened to one of our old gigs, it was rough, but George singing Elton John and banging away on the keys will echo with me for ever. I’m sorry we will never make music together again. Maggie, kids, my deepest condolences. 

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From: Aimee Jamison

I was saddened to read of George's passing. Maggie, Katie and Erin, I am sure your loss is deep. I remember George as having such passion as he worked on the school musicals, especially working to get the lighting and sound perfectly synced. It's not often that people put in that kind of time and effort. For the short time I knew him, he was so much fun to be around. I am sorry for your loss Maggie and girls. Rest peacefully George. Aimee Jamison

From: Charlotte and Doug Boucher

Wonderful people are blessings in our lives, even though they may leave us too soon. The Toman family is full of wonderful people. We hold you in our hearts.

From: Michael Dobal

George, I always liked working with you; you were always professional. I also enjoyed your music and talking with you about music. I can’t be there, but I will wear the Hawaiian shirt that Ray made for me in your honor.

From: Matthew Johnson

George wa probably 14 when I met him at Good Counsel High School. He was a year or two behind me in school, and we did not get to know each other terribly well. He made a distinct impression, just the same. In the midst of all the posturing, competition, and teenage angst, here was a boy who seemed to know who he was and who seemed genuinely comfortable in his skin. We met again years later, as fathers raising girls in the same small town. As George was parting ways with the high school theater, I was becoming involved. He had washed his hands of PHS, but he was so generous of spirit that he answered a lot of questions and helped me build a tenuous grasp on the complex world of live sound. He touched a lot of lives, and the world is a poorer place without him. 

From: Teresa Ware

To the Toman family, love the memories of beach week. George and Steve together were a unique experience. Still laughing at their antics. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the happy and loving memories alive.

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