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Keenan Nejat Tokay
  • November 05, 1959
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  • May 04, 2021

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Keenan Nejat Tokay, son of Dorothy Ruth (Falkiner) Tokay, and Mehmet Nejat Tokay, died on May 4,
2021 in The Villages, Florida, at the age of 61. He was born on November 5, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, and
grew up in Elk Grove Village and Itasca, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army, obtained a B.A. from the
Univerity of Illinois, and worked in Civil Service for the U.S. Postal Service for years. He moved to Ocala,
FL about 20 years ago, and spent time working as a security guard. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing
karaoke with friends, particularly savoring heavy metal songs. He possessed a giving spirit, and was
generous with others. He struggled with health issues much of his life, including a bout with COVID-19
this past year. He marched to the beat of his own unique drummer.He is survived by his sisters Halé
Tokay of Oakland, CA and Susan Tokay and her husband Gordon Weast of Harvard, MA, his uncle, Esen
Tokay, of Coconut Grove, FL niece and nephew Rebecca Tokay Weast of Charlottesville, VA and Slava
Tokay Weast of Victorville, CA and their partners,, and other family members throughout the world, most
notably in Turkey. A memorial service will take place at a future date. Donations to his favorite charity,
ChildFund International, would be appreciated (www.childfund.org).


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