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James Anastasios Toya

November 28, 1937 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 81)

Obituary

 

James A Toya, age 81, of Glen Ellyn, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on September 27th.

Jim, beloved husband to Marina Toya, and a compassionate father to John J Toya, Tom A Toya and daughter in-law Lou Batalla Toya.  He is survived by his sister Eve Knez, brother George Toyas and his “granddog” Muy-Muy.

Jim was born in Long Beach NY. He is the son of Thomas & Athena Toyas, who emigrated from Greece.  He was a Captain in the US Army, Received the Dean’s medal at Pratt Institute and holds a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Illinois. He had a decorated career with his largest contributions made at Perkins & Will Architects, where he designed and managed large-scale projects all over the US, in the Middle East and Europe.  His second career was as a Building code official at the Village of Wilmette, where he was greatly respected & loved.

Jim was a quietly accomplished man; fluent in French and played a mandolin of his own making. He loved to dance, sculpt, paint, fix, garden, tinker and fish.  He was quiet, kind to a fault, humble, faithful and generous.  He will be greatly missed.

Visitation: Friday October 4th  4PM – 8PM at Leonard’s Memorial Funeral Home – 565 Duane St. Glen Ellyn, IL

Funeral: Saturday October 5th 10:30AM also at Leonard’s Memorial Funeral home, with procession to Chapel Hill Cemetery -  300 E 22nd Street  Lombard, IL.  Please follow us to Greek Islands Restaurant in Lombard to gather.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 4, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leonard Memorial Home
565 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 5, 2019

10:30 AM
Leonard Memorial Home
565 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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