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David J. Tonking

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David J. Tonking Obituary
David J. Tonking

AGE: 73 • Bronxville

David J. Tonking, 73, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the King Street House in Rye Brook, NY. David was born in Yonkers, NY, on August 16, 1940. He was the son of the late Charles and Mildred Tonking. He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Kathryn Donaghy Tonking and his brother, Charles Tonking, Jr.

He has lived in Bronxville, NY for more than 40 years. David was retired as Field Superintendent at VPH Mechanical and prior to this as Construction Coordinator at Alvord & Swift. Additionally, he was co-owner of The Denton Tonking Agency, a real estate and insurance brokerage in Bronxville, NY. He served honorably in the United States Army in Korea. He was an active member of the Eastchester Rotary Club.

David is survived by his two children, Doreen T. Griffin of Riverside, CT, and David J. Tonking, Jr. of Bronxville, NY, and his three grandchildren, James David Griffin, Erin Kathryn Griffin, and Kathryn Jane Tonking. Additionally, he is survived by a close-knit family of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Westchester Funeral Home in Eastchester, NY. There will be a viewing on Sunday, June 29, 2014 during the hours of 3:00 pm to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will take place at St. Joseph's Church in Bronxville, NY at 10:00 am, Monday, June 30, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute in his memory should send donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, or by mail at National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163. If you wish to leave an online condolence, please visit

Published in the The Journal News from June 27 to June 28, 2014
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