Toale Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory Featured on City Business Show

100-Year-Old Funeral Home Selected for Television Feature in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, FL, October 14, 2012 --( Toale Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, were selected to be featured on “City Business,” a City of Sarasota television show highlighting newsworthy businesses in the city limits. The episode is being aired on Access Sarasota on Comcast Channel 19 and Verizon Channel 32 and is archived online at

The segment features the Sarasota Chapel and Pre-Arrangement Center, historic photographs, and interviews with President and CEO Jason Toale and his brother, Vice President Jeff Toale. For show viewing times, please visit and click on Weekly TV Schedule.

The Toale Brothers Sarasota Chapel is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, continually running locally owned business in Sarasota. The predecessor of Toale Brothers was founded in 1912 by George L. Thacker, Sarasota’s first undertaker, who then partnered with Floyd W. Van Gilder to form the Thacker & Van Gilder Funeral Home. The business was purchased by brothers George and John “Jack” Toale in 1948, who passed it on to the second generation, Jack’s son David, and George’s sons Curtis and Robert. It is now being run by the third generation, Robert’s sons Jason and Jeff.

Toale Brothers has three locations: The Colonial Chapel at 40 N. Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota and adjacent Pre-Arrangement Center, the Bradenton Chapel and Crematory at 912 53rd Avenue W. in Bradenton, and the Gulf Gate Chapel at 6903 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Telephone: (941) 955-4171. Website:
Toale Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory
Media Contact: Sheila Brannan Longo
Thomas & Brannan Communications