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Manley Jay “Butch” Toy, 69

March 9, 2012

Manley Jay “Butch” Toy, 69, Hamilton-Markton Road, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Oct. 26, 1942, in Rouseville, a son of the late John and Margaret (King) Toy.

He is the step-son of Bev Toy, who survives, of North Carolina.

In July 1968, he married Gloria Diane Carcella, who preceded him in death Nov. 19, 2005.

Mr. Toy served in the U.S. Navy.

He had previously worked as a welder for General Electric in Erie.

He enjoyed his family, playing guitar and woodworking.

He was kind-hearted and had a way of being a father-like figure to many people who knew him.

Surviving relatives include two children, Eric Toy of Punxsutawney and Cheryl Ann Gemmell and husband Eric of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Andrea and John J. Gemmell; a brother, Chuck Toy and wife Dee of Nebraska; three sisters, Barb Whaley and husband Ben of North Carolina, Francene Sailor and husband Day of Edinboro, and Bev Wood and husband Tom of Oil City.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Matt Edwards.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Dawn Krishart.

Interment will follow at Bowers Cemetery, Gaskill Township.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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