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FOLEY, AL -- Theodore Toca, 82, of Woodland Court, formerly of Averill Park, died on January 9, 2002 at his residence after a brief illness. Ted was born in Jay, Maine and was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre and Iceland with the rank of Staff Saregent. He and his wife were married on March 10, 1944 in Morganfield, KY. Upon discharge from the service, Mr. Toca was a local trunk driver in Kentucky then moved to East Nassau where he worked at Smith Farms form 1951 to 1966. Mr. Toca also was the owner/operator of Bekins Van Lines during the 1960's and early 1970's. In 1966, Mr. Toca moved to Averill Park and then Ghent before moving to Foley, AL in 1999. Mr. Toca had worked for area trucking companies including McCardle and Cassazza, D.E. Long, St. Johnsbury and Pilot Freight Carries from where he retired in 1981. Mr. Toca's work involved moving offices at the State Office Campus during 1960's, hauling steel for the construction of the Empire State Plaza. After retirement, Ted worked part-time at the Menands Holiday Inn and the Suisse Chalet in Colonie and East Greenbush. Ted was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 294 and the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Toca enjoyed hunting, collecting antiques, traveling and spending time in his workshop. He also enjoyed square dancing, telling jokes and stories and listening to old radio shows and music. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jewel Toca. He was the loving father of Marcketta T. Carpenter of Foley, AL and Theodora T. (William) Hopkins of Schenectady. Mr. Toca is also survived by five grandchildren, Scott T. Carpenter, Jamie L. (Jeffrey) Pinkowski, Alisa M. Carpenter, David J. Carpenter and Alexander D. Schultz; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Carpenter, Heath and Meaghan Pinkowski and Ashley Carpenter. Funeral services were held in Alabama. If desired, donations in memory of Ted can be made to the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205.