Morris I. Toll ’51 died on December 8, 2015, in Peabody, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in the Boston Globe on Dec. 10, 2015):
TOLL, Morris “Moss” I. 87, of Peabody, formerly of Marblehead, passed away on December 8, 2015 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Moss was born in Beverly, Massachusetts on August 15, 1928. He graduated from Beverly High School and Dean Academy and continued on to receive his BA from Bowdoin College, class of ’51 and an O.D. from Massachusetts College of Optometry. Moss practiced optometry in Danvers Square for over 40 years. In addition to his professional work, Moss was involved with many humanitarian organizations. He was an original member and founder of the Kiwanis Club of Danvers and served as President of the organization from 1970-1971. He had a rare blood type and became a committed Red Cross blood donor for over 20 years. He was involved with his congregation at Temple Shalom in Salem and worked as Cemetery Chairperson for many years. Moss enjoyed golfing in his free time and was devoted to his children and grandchildren and loved being part of their lives and activities. Moss is survived by his wife, Elaine, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage and his daughters, Ina-Lee Block and her husband Larry Block and Julie-Ann Toll and her husband James MacLean. He will be missed by his grandchildren Marissa Mastors (Nick), Avery Freed (Adam), Aaron Block (Elana), Emma and Henry MacLean and his great- grandson, Ryan Freed.