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Dec. 20, 1973 — Oct.12, 2021 (age 47)

THE BAHAMAS — John David Toker, 47, of Great Exuma, died Oct. 12

John was born in Struthers Dec. 20,1973 to John and Alberta Lee (Swansiger) Toker.     

John David graduated from Struthers High School in 1992.

He worked on an Angus cattle ranch, then graduated from Penn State University with an Agricultural Business degree.

An avid fisherman since childhood and while at Penn State, he began working as a fly fishing guide.

After graduation, he worked at Washington State University in the Agricultural Department continuing to work as a fly fishing guide. He developed a love for mountain climbing and scaled many peaks in Washington and Oregon.

After answering an Internet ad he moved to Andros Island in the Bahamas and managed a fishing lodge.

He also worked summers at lodges in British Columbia and Alaska.

He married Endalyn "Lyn" Ferguson of Andros Island on Jan. 17, 2009. They settled on Great Exuma Island and, along with a partner, opened a real estate office and property management company "The Good Life Bahamas."

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lyn; his parents, John and Alberta Lee; his brother, Matthew (Jennifer); his niece and nephew, Katelyn and Joshua; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Prisilda and Elijah Ferguson; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

His family offers a special thank you to his longtime friends Eric, Craig, Murph, Mike, Kevin and Stef for their caring and support. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday (Nov. 3) at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown with Fr. John Jerek officiating. Masks or facial coverings are requested by the Diocese of Youngstown. Davidson-Becker Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Bahamas in December. 
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