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David H Tolf

March 23, 1954 ~ June 13, 2021 (age 67)


David H. Tolf, 67
Avid Car Enthusiast, Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Lunenburg-David H. Tolf, 67, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021 in HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster after a long illness.

   David was born on March 23, 1954 a son of the late Marvin L. and Lydia (Spencer) Tolf.  He was a long-time resident of Acton and Lancaster before moving to Lunenburg six years ago.

   David will be greatly missed by his wife of over 40 years, Mary Beth (Reilly) Tolf; three children, Shawn R. Tolf and his wife Jessica of Lunenburg, Tara L. Schumacher and her husband Garey of Leominster and Carrie A. Millier and her husband Thomas of Lunenburg; six grandchildren, Jonathan Tolf, Brynna Millier, Autumn Tolf, Thomas Millier, Jr., Piper Millier and Connor Tolf; three siblings, Christine Tolf, Steven Tolf and Erik Tolf; as well as a large extended family and many friends who became family.

     David started his working years scooping ice cream at Erikson's which had become a family tradition. After graduating Nashoba Regional High School, he dabbled in continued education at Northeastern University. Once determining that college was not for him, David had a few careers including starting a car repair business with his dear friend and mentor Paul Slade. David was also the former owner and operator of the Great Road Service Center in Acton.  He had a passion and skill for fixing cars (and basically everything else) few could match. He was especially proud of his orange 1983 Mercury Capri. It was his passion project he loved restoring in his final years. David was also an avid NASCAR fan and a lover of chocolate mint cookies. David’s greatest joys included building things and playing checkers with his grandchildren as well as riding his chairlift with his companion of 1 year – his beloved cat Smokey.

   Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of David’s life on Tuesday June 22, 2021 from 4-6PM in the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 763 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg. Burial will be private.

  In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to the Lunenburg Fire and Rescue, 655 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg, MA 01462.


June 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home
763 Mass Avenue
Lunenburg, MA 01462


Lunenburg Fire and Rescue
655 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg MA 01462

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