EDWARD J. TOKARZ CROWN POINT/WHITING ARIZONA
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Edward J. Tokarz, 94, of Crown Point, formerly of Whiting and Sun City, AZ passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor Saliga Tokarz and Dorothy Zondor Brenner Tokarz; loving father of Barbara (Ronald) Jerzyk of Crown Point and Ruth (John) Soscia of Phoenix, AZ; cherished grandfather of Anthony (Laura) Soscia, David Soscia, Lauren (Jess) Emerson, Beth Jerzyk and Brian Jerzyk; adoring great grandpa of Connor and Anson; dear step-father of Don (Joan Marie) Brenner, Dawn (Tom) Rybarczyk and Dorothy Ann Brenner; many step-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Ed's wonderful 94 years will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011 with a Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting, with the Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S., officiating. Interment of cremains to follow with military honors at St. John Cemetery, Hammond. Friends are invited to meet with the family at the church from 9:00 a.m. to time of services. Ed Tokarz was born on August 15, 1916 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Angeline (Gorlinska) Tokarz and was a longtime resident of the Calumet Region. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting and was a retiree of the Amoco Oil (BP) Whiting Refinery with over 30 years of service. Ed was a WWII Army veteran. He participated in the European Theatre in Northern France and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion, Whiting Post 80. He loved to watch "Westerns", play pinochle and dominos, was a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed doing his daily crossword puzzle. Ed lived each day to the fullest and had a great sense of humor. He loved his family with all of his heart and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. John School Endowment Fund, would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting, IN. (219) 659-4400.
Published in The Times from Apr. 10 to Apr. 15, 2011