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Sean D. Toliver

  • On December 15, 2020
  • 27 Comments

Sean Douglas Toliver, 50, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 13, 2020 with his family by his side. Sean was born November 15, 1970 in Sewickley, PA and is the son of Douglas and Dr. Brenda J. Toliver.

Growing up in Pittsburgh, he was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Steelers. He attended the former Faith Community Christian School in Bethel Park and graduated in 1988. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and is a proud plank owner of the USS George Washington. After being honorably discharged, he continued his work as a computer technician.

Sean had a wonderful personality, huge sense of humor, and a smile that would light up a room. He was also carefree but highly intelligent. He is survived by his father Douglas (Phyllis) Toliver and his mother Dr. Brenda J. Toliver. His characteristics will live on in his 3 children, Olivia (Jack) Sage of Dallas City, Illinois, Sean Douglas Toliver II, and Alexis Toliver, both of Frederick County, Maryland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Shianne, Xander, and Callie of Dallas City, Illinois; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.

The family wishes to share his spirit of giving to be an organ donor, so his love and personality can live on. Due to COVID the family will celebrate his life with a memorial service in Pittsburgh at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.

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27 Comments

Amir & Hoda
  • Dec 15 2020
Our condolences to the Toliver family and all of Sean’s loved ones. We will miss his smile and warmth but are comforted that he is in heaven and that his legacy on earth endures through his children and his good deeds.
Darren
  • Dec 15 2020
My deepest condolences to Sean's family. Gone way too soon. He was a great friend who I worked, played poker and fantasy football with for many years. I will miss his humor, smile and big heart. So many memorable stories of Sean, everyone of them happy. RIP my friend.
The Kennon Family
  • Dec 15 2020
Sending love and hugs to the family. There are no words that can ease the pain, but know God has you all in His loving arms. Many prayers are going up that He grants peace to you all.
Christopher Netherly
  • Dec 15 2020
You will be missed brother. Rest easy. Rest in paradise
Douglas Toliver
  • Dec 15 2020
Sean was my one and only son; I have many fond memories from his earlier years until now. I remember when his mother or his meema gave him a watch when he was very young; I asked him what time it was and he replied “8 after clock”, I spent that weekend teaching him how to tell time. I’m going to miss my son and friend; he knew that I loved him.
Crystal Ubani
  • Dec 15 2020
My condolences to the Toliver family. Sean will be greatly missed. He had an amazing personality, and always could make me smile. I never went anywhere with Sean that he didn’t make new friends. People gravitated to him! I’ll always miss my Big Bro
Vernon Smith
  • Dec 15 2020
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your son Sean rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Earlina Williams
  • Dec 15 2020
I'm so sadden to hear of your loss know I'm prayinf for you and family. Hold to God's unchanging hand.
Sharon Seng
  • Dec 15 2020
I can not begin to tell you how much I love and miss him. I was blessed to have known him.
Amber hunt
  • Dec 15 2020
My deepest condolences to the Toliver family in this time of sorrow. Sean was an amazingly fun and sweet person. He always brightened my day when I spoke to him and he will be truly missed. Prayers and hugs.
Denise & Joseph Lamar
  • Dec 16 2020
“The race is not given to the swift or strong but to the one that endures unto the end.” We were to learn of the passing of Sean. Our sympathies to those who cherished his life and honor his legacy.
Jeff Gloster
  • Dec 16 2020
Our prayers and sorrow are with you in the passing of your son brother Doug. We love you and Phyllis. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Love Jeff and Nadine.
Rodney Williams
  • Dec 16 2020
Deepest condolences to you Doug and the rest of your family. May God cover you in his care...
DaMarra Underwood
  • Dec 16 2020
You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May God comfort you during this time. Love you!
Sarah Marker
  • Dec 16 2020
Sean's positivity and fun conversations were a highlight of my time working with him. He touched many lives!
Sabrina L Parker-Harris
  • Dec 16 2020
Sean MAN!!!!!! This one hurts. To the Toliver family, My deepest condolences Prayers and Blessing
Burris E Esplen
  • Dec 16 2020
I am very sorry to hear about Sean's death. He was a real joy to work with when I started at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging. He was one of the first people I got to know there before he moved on to bigger things. A super fun and funny guy, I know the other folks who worked closely with him will miss his sense of humor and work ethic. God bless you Sean. Rest in peace.
Rosalie Santoriello
  • Dec 16 2020
My heart goes out to the Toliver family.. I worked with Sean and was always glad and relieved to see him coming when I needed help with my computer, he was very good at what he did and was a positive influence on me each time I saw him at work.. I will remember him fondly. RIP Sean
Kristen
  • Dec 16 2020
Sean was a good friend who taught me many things. He was like a big brother and protector and always looking out for me when we were in school at Faith. My prayers go out to all his family. May God grant you all the peace that passes understanding at this time.
Lisa
  • Dec 16 2020
My deepest condolences to Sean's family. He was such a wonderful person and will be dearly missed..... I wish I would have been able to spend more time with him. Rest in peace my dear friend.....<3
Malissa Durrett
  • Dec 16 2020
Sending my deepest condolences to the family.
Shelly Hundley
  • Dec 16 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Sean as a very young man when he first came to Ebenezer Baptist Church. Douglass,You and your family have my deepest sympathy and my prayers go out to you.🙏🙏
Jim Rowe
  • Dec 16 2020
Sean was my best friend since we were children. He was a great man and we spoke often. He loved his children more than anything. His thirst for life was inspirational, his laughter was infectious. Sean I will miss you so much brother and until we see each other again I will keep your spirit alive. Friends are friends forever brother
Todd Kummer
  • Dec 16 2020
Sean, you were my friend who always looked to the sunny side of the street. I enjoyed working with you all those years together at DHS. I’m glad we could stay connected in the years to come. I will always think of your smile when I think of you; it could brighten anyone’s day. To his Mom, Dad & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope your memories stay vivid and your hearts heal soon.
Laurie Keir
  • Dec 18 2020
You gave me the most precious gifts of all our children Sean and Alexis . Even though they are young adults, I promise to you to protect, support and guide them on the correct paths in life . To Doug , Phyllis and Dr. Toliver , words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My Deepest Sympathies go out to you and the entire Family.
Malachi Anthony
  • Dec 26 2020
I’m going to miss you friend. I’ll never forget all the long sports talk we had. Rest easy my friend.
Steve
  • Jan 14 2021
My deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Toliver family.Sean was a great person and a great friend. I will miss all our chats about the Steelers, Fantasy Football and Baseball and our occasional hand of poker. Rest in peace my friend. You are deeply missed.
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