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Thomas Toy
Owner/operator of Big Boy Market
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Thomas Toy, 82, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Stockton the same city where he was born September 20, 1928 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben and Yen Toy. As well as his parents he is preceded death by his sisters Hazel Nakashima and Ruth Lowe.

Mr. Toy leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years Edie Toy of Manteca, his children; Rick Toy, Randy Toy, Laurie Raymus and husband Bob, Greg Toy and wife Jennifer and Leslie Rachels and husband Jim all of Manteca. He was blessed with 4 grandchildren; Tommy Raymus, Trisha Raymus, Allison Rachels and Kyle Rachels. Tom also leaves sibling; Paul Toy, Bill Toy and wife Mary, Arthur Toy and wife Patricia, David Toy and Patrick Toy as well as brother –in-law Kenneth Lowe.

Thomas was a United States veteran serving his country in the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of Big Boy Market since 1955 where his hard work was never unnoticed. He was a kind and generous man, always putting everyone’s needs before his.  His easy going personality made him be loved by all as he would never set boundaries between him, his costumers or his family; everyone was considered an equal in Tom’s eyes. The struggles that he had during his life made him value everything that he would ever accomplish, going on to teach his children the same values and respect they now show upon others. One of his greatest accomplishments was his family. He would always look forward to get-togethers and he was his grandchildren’s biggest fan when it came to sports, they always knew “Grandpa” would be cheering them on. He was an avid tennis player spending afternoons enduring an intense match with his toughest opponent, his wife Edie. Thomas was an all around true family man. His family meant the world to him. He will be remembered as a devout and respectful husband to his wife and admirable father and the most loving grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements for Mr. Toy are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m.. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Ministries, 520 S. Union Road, Manteca 95337. An online guests book is available at Search obituaries.      
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, April 24, 2011