Biography of Cornelius Toomer

Birth: 1919 (Philadelphia

Death:2000 (New Jersey)

Spouse:  Olga Moore

No. of Children: 10

Submitted by Denise Toomer Covington

  • Marriage:   Olga Castella Moore on January 9, 1950
  • Children: Cornelius Toomer, Jr., Deborah Brown, Denise Covington, Shawn DeAngelis, Doreen Toomer, Antoinette Schwartz, and Enrique Toomer, three stepdaughters: Sandra Baylock,  Barbara Bullock and Pamela Judah
  • Education: Berlin Township Community School
  • Military: Served in the U.S. Navy over 20 years.  Received an Honorary Discharge & certificate of retirement signed by the  President of the United States
  • Interests: Cooking, automobiles,  clothes, music & entertainment
  • Athletics: Playing baseball on the local teams, boxing in the US Navy
  • Accomplishments: Received various combat medals and  service awards in the military. Traveled around the globe.
  • Organizations: He was an active and dependable member of Greater Mt. Carmel Church of God  In Christ,  West Berlin, N.J.   
  • Awards: Received amateur boxing champion  awards & was Naval Fleet Champion
  • Other Information: Cornelius Toomer, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps by serving 20 years  in  the US Navy. Grandson Raheem Covington plays football for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
    Cornelius was  kind and generous to  children  and helped out with community tasks.