David Christopher Tolley
April 8, 1957 - December 31, 2020
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David Tolley, of Galveston, Texas, transitioned to the next phase of his existence on December 31st, 2020 at UTMB, Galveston. Kudos to the caring and compassionate nurses at the Jenny Sealy Building, Station 9D for easing his battle with leukemia. David (Dave) was born in Hartford CT and went to Portugal as a small child…

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George Grice left a message on April 29, 2021:
Dave was a superb soccer player a great captain of our championship soccer team at Carleton. As an underclassman I had great respect for him, such a kind and decent man. Hats off to a life well lived.
Linda Slaton and Glen Slaton left a message on February 28, 2021:
Terri - We are so sorry about Dave and sorry we couldn't attend the funeral yesterday. We are praying for you for comfort through this terribly difficult time.
Needie and Tom left a message on February 27, 2021:
TB, got out of work at 12:30 and have never found the link to the memorial service. Did you happen to record it? Thinking of you for days, and missing our friend Dave. Wishing you and the kitties peace and comfort. Virtual hugs
Judy Parson left a message on February 27, 2021:
Wishing I could be with you. Will be happy to see you soon! Dave will be sorely missed.
Jim Turner left a message on February 20, 2021:
Dave was a wonderful man, I so looked forward to talking with him before, during and after yoga class. He always seemed to embrace life with a positive attitude. He will be missed. Jim
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Trevor And Julie Blandford left a message on February 3, 2021:
The beginning of a strong Texan Friendship, a chance meeting and a ‘flip’ of Dave’s flat cap, whilst waiting in line at Galveston Christmas Homes Tour....the four of us have had so much fun. Be it laying bricks on the sidewalk at Winnie, becoming Dave’s personal electrician, Sunday bike rides to The Brickhouse Pub, fabulous Mardi Gras celebrations, adventurous travel companions from the Southern States to Normandy Beaches. Our fondest memories are the BBQ’s and beer on the back porch accompanied by much banter about the state of the world. Dave lived large and we feel privileged to have been included in a small part of his life. We will never forget Dave and Terry’s generosity of spirit. Dave had the best ‘strap line’......”everybody loves Dave” and certainly that ‘cap’ fitted him well. So long our friend and thankyou. In our hearts forever. You are sorely missed.
Marilyn Morton left a message on February 2, 2021:
Dave was a very sweet and kind soul. When you would see Dave he always had a large smile on his face. He loved our Neighborhood Social, Guys pool night and golf. I loved his sweet demeanor and I will miss him. I feel fortunate to have known him. He was a great friend. Terry we are very sad for you and will be there for you. Love you both.
Joe Tate left a message on February 2, 2021:
Terry, it was a true honor to work with Dave all those years with Anadarko. He was such a professional and always so easy to work with. I especially remember making the special pirate birthday cake for his party in Galveston. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family during this difficult time of lose.
Roger and Janet Christensen left a message on February 2, 2021:
Dearest Terry, Roger and I have wonderful memories of Dave. Roger through work and softball and Janet through that fabulous Descente softball team that brought so many friends and families together. That was all over 30 years ago and before he met you, the love of his life. And though we only kept in touch by your amazing and funny stories each year, you both touched our hearts in the way that people do, whether near or far. We wish you well in the life you will continue. In times of solitude may there be a whisper of lovingkindness for yourself and a joy in the remembrance of what was. With love, Roger and Janet Christensen
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Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the trust and confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time. – The Staff of Malloy Funerals & Cremations
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