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Edward Robert Tokarz
May 21, 1944 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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The man, the Marine, the legend...the birth and death of this great man, however, is not nearly relevant as all the days and nights that he lived to the fullest between those two dates. Ed was gifted with a great engineering mind, there truly wasn't anything he couldn't fix, it may not have been pretty when he was done, but functionally you knew it would work. He had a lifelong love affair with cars, motorcycles, traveling, Royal Caribbean Cruising, music and RVing. Ed loved his music, you knew when you got in the car with him, you were going to hear music from the 1950s and without fail Hot Rod Lincoln along with a great big grin to go with it. Ed met the love of his life, Ann, in their hometown of Mansfield PA while still in high school, they celebrated 60 years together in Mar 2023. He entered the Marine Corps right out of High School and served 20 years, retiring as a Captain, and he cemented that ole saying "once a Marine, always a Marine!" and he was "The Captain."
Ed lived a full, happy, adventurous life and we are honored to celebrate the dash between the day he entered this world and the day he left it. Left behind to carry on his legacy: his beloved wife of 60 years, Ann, his children Lori and Robert, their spouses, Greg and Robyn, former daughter in law Veronica, grandchildren Amber, Scott, Michaela, Ryan, Jeffrey, and Hannah, great grandchildren Trevor and Makenzie. Preceding him in death was his son, Jeffrey, taken too soon in a Marine Corps helicopter accident. Also preceding him in death, his great grandson Jeffrey, who died at birth.