ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Toluwaloju Ademodi, 65 years old, born on May 11, 1955, and passed away on May 6, 2021. We will remember him forever.  By Iwalola Ademodi Oshinowo on behalf of Ademodi family
Posted by OLANREWAJU OlAniyi on June 4, 2021



We are really grieving about Tolu. Tolu was really part of us in Lagos, from his secondary school days to the time he worked with Union bank and travelled to the US. While we were all in the boarding school, Tolu was a day student at Igbobi college, and ends up after school at iso pako, to meet our father, and stays with him, jist, and eat together and closes to come home with him, both of them always talk heart to heart. Tolu is the one that will update us about what goes on while we were in school. He is so special to us. I have not come to term with his death at all, I dont think I can. To live in the heart of those who love us, is not die. While one mind tells me he is dead, another tells me he is not. My mind flashes to his image on a daily bases .We eat from same mama's pot . While he calls me Laru Laru!!, he was my Toolu! Toolu!!
Posted by Erin Glasser on May 29, 2021
Tolu was my daughter’s soccer coach. His enthusiasm was contagious. He made practice and games so much fun for the kids. We will always be grateful to him for his kindness and his time. Our condolences to Faith and the rest of his family.
Posted by Tracy Alexander on May 25, 2021
Tolu and I became friends as we worked together at Rainbow. He had recently sent me a link to watch of his brother Home Going/Celebration and told me that 2 of his brothers had crossed over within 6 months. This was March 5, 2021 and we had talked several times during his break while he sat outside in his car or on a bench. I hadn't seen him in several weeks and when I heard the news I was in shock.  As Tolu would say we are from the same Motherland after he seen my DNA results.  We had our ups and down, but seen beyond that to resolve what took place.  My condolences goes out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend!
Posted by Olubunmi Daramola on May 18, 2021
Hey Tolu,
Never imagined it will be this soon. I am still trying to process it. You were quietly larger than life and I expected many more years of you. God knows best. He works His sovereign will. He is His own interpreter and only He can make it plain. Rest in perfect peace at the bosom of Jesus.
Posted by Fungbe Ekezue on May 18, 2021
I have not been able to admit to myself that you are no longer with us. I wish this is a dream and not real. Over these past days, I have sought solace in remembering your gentle spirit, kind words, and sincere heart. I remember your encouragement to us all to love and stepping up to lead our family. I miss your absence and will miss it for many years. I know you are having fun in heaven with the Lord. For that, I'm not hopeless. Rest in peace, brother.
Posted by ALLEN Oyelola on May 17, 2021
UNTIL WE ME AGAIN...

God only takes the best,
Every thing happen for a reason
Even if we do not agree.
The thought of never seeing you or be able to talk to you again brings tears to my eyes.
This was such a surprise, but we should never question what God has planned,
Sometime it's not meant for us to understand.
As we morn the loss of a dear and beloved friend,
We have to keep telling ourselves that we will meet again.
Ore, until we we meet again in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rest in peace.
Niyi A. Oyelola
Posted by Yetunde Fadojutimi Atilol... on May 17, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this piece on the death of Dr. Tolu Ademodi. I know we can all agree that we wanted more time with him and this loss is very painful. I have known Tolu for over 50 years as my friend's brother. We all grew up together in Ondo. He was a complete gentleman, quiet but jovial. Always cracking jokes and reminding me of our childhood memories. Tolu you will be missed. We love you but God loves you more. Rest in Perfect Peace.
Posted by Tale Ademodi on May 17, 2021
A Tribute To My Brother-in Law
My dearest brother Dr. Toluwaloju, writing this tribute is difficult and unbelievable. Your sudden departure created a hole in our hearts. You followed your two eldest brothers (Trailblazers) to rest in the Bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ, within 5 months apart. God have mercy and save us. Psalm 6:9 "The Lord heard our supplication; the Lord will receive our prayers." Dr.Tolu was a very kind and compassionate man. When first arrived in America, he lived with us in Highland Park for some time. Elder Tolu was a caring big uncle to my girls, who love and adore him. He was a motivator, encourager, and accommodative to friends and families. He officiated in my late husband's funeral, read his biography. He was a dedicated church worker and a Sunday school teacher. He was a devoted father and a loving husband to his virtuous wife. Rest in Perfect Peace. May God uphold the entire family-Revelation 21:3-4.
-Mrs. Tale Ademodi
Posted by abiodun ogunsegha on May 15, 2021
Ore. The news of your departure from this earth was a ride shock to me. We cannot blame God after all He is our maker.
Rest in the bossom of the almighty.
Posted by Sanmi Fatoba on May 14, 2021
Death, where is thy sting? You have caused too much sorrows. I didn’t believe Dr.Tolu Ademodi’s death until his wife replied to my condolence message asking if I can attend his funeral because of limited space. Let us borrow words from Daddy G.O Adeboye when his son died that God gave and God took him. Who are we to question God? May God protect his wife, children and his families. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Titilope Adeleye on May 14, 2021
Brother Tolu I can't stop thinking of you with tears in my eyes, it is hard to believe that you are no more. Life goes on day by day but something within our family is out of place. You were such a blessing so thoughtful. You will be missed so dearly brother. Your memories will continue to blossom in our hearts it will never fade. It has been the hardest thing to lose you at this time. I pray the Almighty God will grant you eternal rest, protect your wife and children and the entire Ademodi family. I take solace in the fact that you knew Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour and served him during your sojourn here. Rest on Brother.
Posted by Bukola Olumide on May 14, 2021
Hmnnn... I still can't come to terms with the news of your demise brother Tolu...It's so hard! I take solace in the fact that you are resting in the bosom of your Lord,Jesus Christ. Sleep on beloved brother till the morning. I miss you greatly!
Posted by Simbo Odunaiya on May 12, 2021
It was a great shock when I heard about your passing. Then I remembered the word of God that says "“Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them”" Revelations 14:13, and I was comforted. Brother Tolu was such a relatable person. He reflects his faith. Always cool, always calm, always loving. He is someone that never forgets his friends. It was a great pleasure knowing you and I believe we shall meet again at Jesus feet. May the Lord keep and strengthen the family you left behind. Rest well dear brother.
Posted by Taiwo Osunsanya on May 12, 2021
The entire members and wives of The Yoruba Club 21, Columbus, Ohio commiserate with the Ademodi family on the passing of Dr. Toluwaloju Ademodi.
You were a friend and foundation member of The Yoruba Club 21. When you left the State of Ohio and the club for better opportunities outside the State, you left an irreplaceable vacuum. Your organizational skills, cooperation and your calm approach to problem solving would be missed.

It is a painful loss to us collectively and individually. Our hopes were that you would rejoin us when you finally settled back in Columbus, that is now not the case. While our time together in the club was short, you impacted so many of us positively and you touched our lives in a special way.

How does one say a final goodbye to a noble friend? It is difficult but we are encouraged by God's promises; "And we know that all things work together for good to them who are called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28. Our prayer to the family you left behind is that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Rest In Peace.
Taiwo Osunsanya, President,
Yoruba Club 21, Columbus, Ohio
Posted by Dipo Jubylad on May 12, 2021
Happy heavenly birthday Toluwaloju. Rest in peace ❤️
Posted by Taiwo Ogunsegha on May 11, 2021
Happy posthumous birthday Egin Tolu. You will forever be in my heart. Rest on.
Posted by Lola Ademodi Oshinowo on May 11, 2021
Happy birthday today in heaven Tolu. I am still speechless, I am numb, I am heart broken. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that you’re gone..... I have to write another tribute later when I am composed. ❤️♥️❤️
Posted by Olubukola Ademodi Onomite on May 11, 2021
It is really hard for me to refer to Bros Tolu in the past. The reality of his passing has not gotten deep down so its like a dream. It happened when I just started knowing and admiring you in my adulthood. Though short, the memory is strong. I thank God for your life especially that you were a man of God. Rest in peace at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, Bros Tolu.
Posted by ABAYOMI FALODUN on May 11, 2021
My heart has been filled with grief since the sad news of your loss got to me a few days ago. Even though I continue to wonder what is happening,I realize that one cannot question God. May the Lord grant your immediate family as well as the larger family the fortitude to bear the loss. ADIEU,Rest in peace,Tolu.
Posted by Dipo Jubylad on May 11, 2021
Tolu. My brother, my friend. It is still very difficult for me to accept you're gone. I'm devastated. But who am I to question God. You were a kind guy since our days in Lagos, and in Detroit. You were kind to a fault. Can't forget our younger days when we used to eat together, laugh together, and share our thoughts together. You were always there for me. Can't forget how you cried when I lost my daughter Funmilayo recently. And that showed the love you had for me. Death has dealt a big blow. I know you are in a better place. You are already among the angels because you are a good man. I will miss you. I'm already missing you. Tolu, I will always miss you. May God grant you a place in Paradise. Rest in peace. It is well..
Posted by Taiwo Ogunsegha on May 10, 2021
Egin Tolu was my brother's(Bukky Adefusi) bosom friend. He was such a humble, generous and compkete gentle man. I lost contact with him when he moved to America and in 2018 we connected on FB and since then we have stayed connected. Every Sunday he would call to check on me. He invited me and my husband to a zoom meeting that he organised on March 21, 2021. I never had the premonition that I would be seeing him for the last time. Egin Tolu your demise is a big blow to us but we take solace in God that one day we will meet in eternity. Sun un re o Egbon.

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Posted by OLANREWAJU OlAniyi on June 4, 2021



We are really grieving about Tolu. Tolu was really part of us in Lagos, from his secondary school days to the time he worked with Union bank and travelled to the US. While we were all in the boarding school, Tolu was a day student at Igbobi college, and ends up after school at iso pako, to meet our father, and stays with him, jist, and eat together and closes to come home with him, both of them always talk heart to heart. Tolu is the one that will update us about what goes on while we were in school. He is so special to us. I have not come to term with his death at all, I dont think I can. To live in the heart of those who love us, is not die. While one mind tells me he is dead, another tells me he is not. My mind flashes to his image on a daily bases .We eat from same mama's pot . While he calls me Laru Laru!!, he was my Toolu! Toolu!!
Posted by Erin Glasser on May 29, 2021
Tolu was my daughter’s soccer coach. His enthusiasm was contagious. He made practice and games so much fun for the kids. We will always be grateful to him for his kindness and his time. Our condolences to Faith and the rest of his family.
Posted by Tracy Alexander on May 25, 2021
Tolu and I became friends as we worked together at Rainbow. He had recently sent me a link to watch of his brother Home Going/Celebration and told me that 2 of his brothers had crossed over within 6 months. This was March 5, 2021 and we had talked several times during his break while he sat outside in his car or on a bench. I hadn't seen him in several weeks and when I heard the news I was in shock.  As Tolu would say we are from the same Motherland after he seen my DNA results.  We had our ups and down, but seen beyond that to resolve what took place.  My condolences goes out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend!
his Life

Dr. Toluwaloju Oluwagbenga Ademodi

Toluwaloju Oluwagbenga Ademodi, born Wednesday, 11th of May 1955 as the fourth child of Chief B. A Ademodi and Beatrice Ademodi, at Ondo General Hospital in Ondo State.  Toluwaloju had several siblings. Tolu, as he is most commonly referred to by his friends and close associates, spent his early years in Ondo, attending elementary school at Demonstration Primary School, Ondo. He attended high school at Ondo Grammar School and later transferred to Igbobi College in Yaba Lagos, where he received his certification and enjoyed theatre and playing soccer.  After high school he worked at Union Bank of Nigeria and was part of Union Bank’s soccer team before leaving for the United States in 1977. Upon arriving in the United States , he worked part-time as a cab driver while obtaining his B.A. in Accounting at Rutgers University, New Jersey.  In 1982, he met love of his life Omotola Akinbola when he came home shortly to celebrate his mom’s 60th birthday. The highlight of that party was meeting Omotola, in which they shared similar passions in music and family. After returning to America for a short while, he went back home to marry Omotola. In 1999, Tolu became a founding member of Overcomer’s Ministries International, and eventually becoming an elder of the church in 2004. For anyone who knew Tolu, his love for Jesus Christ and thing of God was undeniable. Because of his passion for individuals with developmental disabilities he started Agape Zoe Services in 2001 which was an organization that provided services for individuals with disabilities. Tolu was a man of many passions and talents. While in Missouri, he started an organization called Kick for Christ, which combined his passion for soccer and the Lord. The organization used soccer to win hearts for Jesus. In his later years, he obtained his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Phoenix in Healthcare Administration. Tolu’s PhD dissertation discusses the healthcare system in Nigeria in details. Tolu was actually in middle of a post doctoral research on how to correct the deficiency in the Nigerian when he passed away. His work with individuals with developmental disabilities continued when he transferred to Blue Springs, Missouri and worked with Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders. Because of his advocacy for individuals with disabilities, he planned to start a foundation in Nigeria in his daughter, Praise name. However, as God will have it, he transitioned before he was able to do so. Tolu and Omolola were blessed with 6 children:  Toluwaloju Jr. (TJ) (deceased), Oluwatimilehin, Oluwatosin, Praise, Faith and Zechariah. Tolu was preceded in death by both his parents.
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Shared by Dupe Ademodi on June 7, 2021
As you tightly said Anti mi,I didn't know bra Tolu as my brother,I mean we're siblings until I was in class four, becos he never comes home I mean Ondo,he spent his  holidays in Lagos,even his closest friend from Ondo will always go to Lagos to look for him,dey will all stay in Folarin for there holidays,I even taught he is Baba leko son,dat is to know how close he was to Baba leko,I heard dat Baba prefer sending him on errand Dan sending his own child, so his closeness with our cousins in Lagos is even more Dan we in Ondo, There won't  be any day dat we will not remember all of Dem,dey are all used to  Folarin.May God grant Dem internal rest

The Best Soccer Coach Ever!!

Shared by Sophie Glasser on May 21, 2021
I remember when I was in fifth grade and I was playing soccer with the Worthington Youth Boosters. And on the first day of practice, I remember walking up and seeing this father and daughter waiting for the rest of our new team to show up. It was Mr. Tolu and his daughter, Faith.

My dad and I started talking with them, as we had never met before. Immediately, both of them struck me as extremely nice people who were very caring and ready to have some fun with the rest of our team! 

I was a very cautious athlete, meaning I was scared of getting hurt. I was put in the goalie position, and it was something that was very scary for me at first. That never stopped Mr. Tolu from pushing me further and making sure that I knew that I had what it took to be a great goalie.

My favorite memory of that entire season was when me and the other goalie on our team were told that if we could headbutt the ball to get it away from the goal, then Mr. Tolu would buy us ice cream from Dairy Queen and bring it for us during next practice.

Now unfortunately I don’t remember if I ever got any ice cream or not, but remembering little things like that remind me how kind and caring he really was and how inspiring he wanted to be for the young girls he was coaching, especially for Faith. He was always so compassionate and forgiving, and I’m thankful that I not only made a friend in his daughter, but a friend in him too.

Thank you for everything Mr. Tolu, you will always be remembered as the amazing person you were to everyone. Rest In Peace.

God is God

Shared by Rasaq Agunbiade on May 11, 2021
As I searched for a better brother from another mother, so I met Tolu, who shall remain in my heart till we meet again. His love for family values was glaringly endearing,  his love for his country- Nigeria is unequivocally resounding. Till he died, Tolu will not spare me a breather in his search for a solution to Nigeria health care system. Tolu's love for his community is not doubtful,  as did his love for God.  It's his love for God that epitomized in his relationship with me and others around him.  Love of God and fear of God are one of the same,  and that is what he shared heartily with me after the demise of his brothers.  " Alhaji, e ma ba mi gbadura o, I  don't know the meaning of these deaths o", that was Tolu request from me. And I told him to simply know that God is enough for us all,  so, I urged him to be strong in the grace of God, because God does things as He pleases,  so for my Tolu to leave us at this time lend credence to the fact that God is God.  Dying in the month of Ramadan is quite pleasing to me, because of the importance of the month to me.