John David Toker obituary, Struthers, Ohio

STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – John David Toker of Great Exuma, Bahamas passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

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

John David graduated from Struthers High School in 1992 and went on to work on an Angus cattle ranch. He then graduated from Penn State with a degree in agricultural business.

Passionate about fishing since childhood and 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. During his time in Washington, he developed a love for mountaineering and climbed many peaks in Washington and Oregon. After responding to an internet ad, he moved to Andros Island in the Bahamas and operated a fishing lodge. He also worked summers in lodges in British Columbia and Alaska.

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

He lets his wife, Lyn, cherish his memory; his parents, John and Alberta Lee; her brother, Matthew (Jennifer) and her niece and nephew, Katelyn and Joshua. He also leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Prisilda and Elijah Ferguson; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins ​​and friends.

Special thanks to his longtime friends Eric, Craig, Murph, Mike, Kevin and Stef for their attention and support. A very special thank you also to all the friends he made during his stay in the Bahamas.

John David was a man who truly loved life and lived it to the fullest.

A Christian funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell Street, Youngstown on Wednesday November 3, 2021 at 11:00 am with Fr. John Jerek officiating.

Masks or face coverings are requested by the Diocese of Youngstown.

A celebration of life will take place in the Bahamas in December.

Arrangements are made by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring Street, Struthers. Condolences can be sent to John’s family at

To send flowers to John’s family, please visit our flower shop.

A TV Tribute will air on Monday, November 1 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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