Toki, Verna V., 96, joined our Lord and Savior on Friday, August 06, 2021 from her home in Somerset, New Jersey after a very brief illness. Mrs. Toki was born May 19, 1925 in Windber, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Anna (Timko) Thomas. In 1961, she relocated and settled with her family in Somerset, NJ. Former member St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Windber. She was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in New Brunswick, NJ. Verna was employed as a switchboard operator for GTE in Windber, Pa and at Middlesex General Hospital (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital) until her retirement in 1993. In her down time, Verna enjoyed attending Tricky Trays with her youngest daughter. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was known as “mom” to all the neighborhood kids who frequented the Toki household. Mrs. Toki was preceded in death by her husband, Steve “Kayo” Toki and her son, Denis Toki. She is survived by three children, David Toki and his wife Maria of Somerset, NJ; Charlene Kozerow of Greenbush, ME; and Annette Bahmer and her husband Jeffrey of Milltown, NJ. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Matthew, Craig, Andrew, Kyle, Rosa, and Ramona, and five great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday August 16, from 5 to 8 pm at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber, where funeral will be held at 10 am Tuesday. Fr. Rod Soha, officiating. Committal St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery, Windber. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mrs. Verna V. Toki’s name to the American Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
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