Thursday, June 10, 2010

John P. Tolosky 1922-2010

Long time IOCCNYSAA member John Tolosky died on June 2 at the age of 88.    He was predeceased in 1992 by his wife, also a long time member, Helen Tolosky.  John and Helen were stalwarts as excavators on several Chapter sites, including working every Sunday in season for over two years at the Mashipacong Island site on the Delaware River.  

In somewhat of a role reversal, it was Helen who was passionate about archaeology while John was ever by her side, working and sharing her day.  With John  taking direction from Helen, they were a very productive team.

The IOCCNYSAA owes a debt of gratitude to John and Helen Tolosky.

The Toloskys shown here working the registration desk at a NYS Annual meeting hosted by IOCCNYSAA at the Middletown Holiday Inn about 1980. 
Ray Decker

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