Mr. Toll and his wife started the Robert and Jane Toll Foundation, which pledged more than $50 million to the University of Pennsylvania’s law school to expand a program that supports students pursuing careers in public service and social justice. He also supported Seeds of Peace, a program born out of a summer camp he attended as a child in Otisfield, Maine; it brings together Arab, Israeli, Indian and Pakistani teenagers to promote peaceful conflict resolution.

Mr. Toll, who had an earlier marriage, is survived by his wife, Jane (Snyder Goldfein) Toll; his brother, Bruce; five children, Laurie Franz, Deborah Gruelle, Joshua Goldfein, Rachel Toll Grassi and Jacob Toll; and 12 grandchildren.

Douglas C. Yearley Jr., the chief executive of Toll Brothers, said of Mr. Toll, “In so many ways, he is still with us, and Toll Brothers will always be his company because of what he taught us all.”

As a boss, Mr. Toll was lauded in the industry by a number of professional organizations. Not all of them, however, were aware of the pitchfork that he kept in his office and that he sometimes wielded during meetings to remind his company’s executives to proceed carefully in buying land or taking other risks.

“We didn’t want that pitchfork stuck in our rear end,” Mr. Yearley said.


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