Ronald L. Tolles Obituary

Ronald L.  Tolles
Ronald L. Tolles

April 20, 1933 - November 10, 2020
Born in East Orange, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



Ronald L. Tolles

87, died November 10, 2020.

Ronald was born in East Orange and raised in Maplewood and formerly of Chatham and Florham Park before moving to Bridgewater in 1970. He was self-employed as a graphic and fine artist for many years. Ronald was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War. In his spare time, Ronald enjoyed painting, fly-fishing, and hunting. Ronald was a history buff and was a member of the Somerset County Historical Society in Bridgewater, the Abraham Staats House in South Bound Brook, and the Bethany Historical Society Inc. in Connecticut. Ronald loved his dogs and picking up sticks in his yard. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Gail Jorgensen, his children Lisa Tolles, Heidi Fee, Marta Tolles, Wyatt Tolles, Eric Jorgensen, and Peter Jorgensen, his sister Barbara Hahn, his grandchildren Marie, Joey, Ricky, Wyatt, Stephen, Abby, Caleb and Olivia, and his great grandchildren Sophia, Carter, Adalynn, Aubrey, and Declan.

Services will be private. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ronald Tolles may be directed to Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Foundation, 23 Main St., Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ 07733 or Please specify you would like your gift directed to hospice care or area of greatest need. To send condolences to the family, please visit





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