John David O’Toole, Jr.

April 21, 1956 - July 21, 2022

John David O’Toole passed away peacefully July 21, 2022, in Naples, FL.  He was born April 21, 1956 and raised in South Amboy, NJ, graduated from St Mary’s High School class of 1974.

John was an avid Baseball Player from a very early age and was selected for Spring Training try outs with the New York Yankees.  He loved boating, fishing, hunting & golfing and was a Member of the Knight’s of Columbus and New Jersey Northeast Carpenters Union.  His life work was in the construction industry and he loved being a General Contractor renovating & remodeling commercial and residential properties.  John loved Life and enjoyed it to the fullest with his many many friends and loved ones.   

He is preceded in death by his parents, John David O’Toole, Sr. and Roberta Sandorff Smoensk; daughters, Ashley and Shannon O’Toole; and brother, Shawn.

John leaves behind his loving Fiancée and Soul Mate, Mary Gray; daughter, Chelsea Grosenback; sister, Colleen Fobes; brother, Craig; four grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; his devoted dog, “Buddy”; as well as many Friends.

A Life Celebration will be held August 20, 2022 at the Village of Monterey Clubhouse, 1745 Mission Dr., Naples, FL 34109 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Gerard & Lorraine Jul 27, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    We miss you my friend. You always greeted with a smile and a strong hand shake. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Each time I tee up a ball or bait up a hook you will be in my thoughts. Enjoy being reunited with you family and friends who have gone before you!! Rest In Peace. Love Gerard and Lorraine 💔. PS Daisy ( our Dog) will miss the treats you always had in you pocket for her!! 😢

  2. Thomas Riley Jul 27, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    RIP John., I will miss your unmistakable voice and the conversations we had.. You were always willing to help any time I needed a hand, thank you for that. You were taken from this earth way to soon, You are at peace now and no more pain, Cheryl and I will miss you.
    Love Tom and Cheryl

  3. Colleen O’Toole Jul 27, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    I will miss you my big brother. RIP John D. You gave it a good fight. Bye for now until we meet again. Love you. Colleen

  4. Terry Alonzo Jul 28, 2022 at 9:27 am

    RIP John, Foxy and I will miss you and Buddy on your daily walks and our many talks. He was taken way to soon.

  5. Jim & Mimi Jul 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    John we are so sorry to lose you, you put up a good fight but God wanted you.
    The world needs more builders like you who take such pride in their work and do such a great job.
    Jim and I will miss the fun times we had with Oz and Shari and others.
    We will miss you. 🙏♥️

  6. Stephen Makwinski Jul 28, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    We shared many great memories on the baseball field.
    My condolences to Mary , Colleen and the entire O’toole family.
    Steve Makwinski
    Sayreville 1974

  7. Pat Wilday Jul 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    John RIIP. My deepest condolences to your family.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Patty (Borawski) Wilday

  8. Maggie Williams Jul 30, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    We lost a special friend and neighbor. You were always there to give a hand. Always a smile and kind words. You will be missed by many.
    My deepest condolences to Mary and your family!

  9. Tom Cifarelli Jul 30, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    It was a short relationship but you left me with a lot of good memories, advice and great stories. You will be truly missed my friend. Rest In Peace.

  10. Randy & JoAnn Dusharm Jul 30, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    John was one in a million. He was our friend from the start. Will miss our calls or coming over for coffee. You are loved more then you know. Rest In Peace our friend love you

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