Doris Toll
Saturday
9
June

Memorial Service

1:30 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018
First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Obituary of Doris Toll

Doris Miles Toll died peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Riddle Memorial
hospital. She was married to Karel Greenlie Toll, her husband of 69 and a half
years, and was mother to four. Doris was an ardent, outspoken defender for causes
involving social justice, liberal causes, and truth in government. She graduated
with honors from Mount Holyoke College in 1948. With young children in
Houston, Texas, she returned to school and in 1963 earned a law degree from
Texas Southern University Law School. She passed the bar in 3 states- Texas,
Oklahoma and Delaware. Doris was the 15th woman to pass the bar in Delaware,
where she clerked under both Judge Albert Stiftel and Judge Bill Quillen. In 1970,
she was hired at the law firm of Young, Conaway, Stargatt, and Taylor by H.
Albert Young, firm founder and former attorney general of Delaware. Doris used
to say H. Albert was considerably more nervous than she in hiring the first woman
for the firm. They became fast friends. She practiced law there until her retirement
on January 31, 1987. Doris was a long-time resident of New Castle where she
served on the Historic Area Commission.
She is survived by her husband, Karel, and four children, Amy Redman of Los
Angeles, CA, Christine of Tacoma Park, MD, Peter of Rehoboth Beach, DE and
Michael of Newark, DE. In addition, she is survived by 7 grandchildren. Many
other cousins, nieces and nephews will miss her dearly. A memorial service is
planned for June 9, 2018 at the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, DE at 1:30
p.m.

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