Mr. Michael Paul Tokarska
December 8, 1970 - February 8, 2018
Michael "Mike" Paul Tokarska, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Born December 8, 1970 in McKeesport, PA to John Paul and Nancy Lee Tokarska and grew up in Augusta, GA since the age of 5. Mike was an optimistic pessimist, river rat, man about town, psychedelic warrior.
In addition to his parents Mike is survived by his loving family; sons Caleb Michael of Atlanta and his mother Lori Sandlin, John Wyatt of Augusta and his mother Elizabeth Flaherty. Sister Dee (Bill) Tonsing, niece Jackie (Nick) Durst, great niece Addison and great nephew Brock. Nephews Trey (Whitney) Tonsing, great nieces Emmie and Ellie, grand nephew Carter Tonsing and nephew Tyler Tonsing. Brother Joe (Amy) Tokarska, niece Brittney (David) Chastain, great niece Tobi; niece Megan Tokarska and nephew Ian Tokarska. Mike was a good soul, greatly missed and forever loved.
Family and friends will be received at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1PM to share memories of Mike's life. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Savannah River Keepers to support the river Mike loved.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com. ARLIINGTON BURIAL AND CREMATION, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr. S-C, Augusta, GA 30909. 762-994-0311
I just heard. I love you, Mike...I can't believe this!Denise - February 13 at 5:08 PM
Our sympathy and condolences for the family.Don and Mable Plueger - February 13 at 10:41 AM
First concert I ever went to - Widespread Panic in 7th Grade with Mike and Caleb. First time disc golfing with Mike and Caleb... first time ever, and many times after, “jamming” with Mike and Caleb. He walked in on me eating fried chicken on the floor of his kitchen at 2 in the morning and just chuckled. I owe so many of my favorite memories and hobbies to Mike and his encouraging and wild spirit. Miss you ManRobbie Wilkinson - February 12 at 6:30 PM
All our love to Mike's family, from Johnny and Lisa Brantley. Caleb and Wyatt, so thankful that your Dad is woven into the fabric of our lives and we love him. Never did we see him that he didn't tell us about what was going on in y'alls life. He was so proud of you both. Missing him already in this life, hope to see him in the next!JOHN AND LISA BRANTLEY - February 12 at 12:11 PM
I like play golf with my dad he take me stars movies two time and he build playground My backyard that my favorites things do with my dadJohn Wyatt Tokarska (my dad) - February 11 at 4:30 PM
I met you (Mike) at our first trip to Georgia, when we all went to the camp for a holiday ,you Was ,Where,And Still are,a true hippie...Lots of fun.R.I.P. MIKE,BE SURE TO TELL ART ,I SURE DO MISS HIM..Brenda Schmeltz - February 10 at 9:40 PM
Dear Nancy and John,we are so sad to hear this. We keep you in our Thoughts and PrayersDarrell & Silke - February 10 at 7:18 PM
To Mikes parents ,children and family We are neighbors and because of Mikes friend ship with Robbie(our son,)we have had the pleasure of knowing Mike since they were very young. What a shock to us and we will feel the loss also of not seeing his cheerful; face and his helpful spirit that he would extend to us whenever he saw us He always was proud to show us his pictures of his sons and talked so lovingly of them. We will be praying for Mike and his family and just know if there is anything that we can do, please do not hesitate to call on us. All of our condolences and sympathy ,Bob & Hazel Orlando - February 10 at 2:30 PM
Dear John and Nancy I am so sorry to hear of Mike,s passing..My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Mike as a very happy young boy. May God,s blessings be with you all at this very difficult time..love NonaNona Passarello - February 10 at 12:20 PM
Your multidimensional soul and free spirit will be missed by many! Reach out to us sometime while traveling light my friend... Parallel universal time and spaces, Souls shifting to other places... Love and Light~Lori Sending love and healing light to all of you __________ Long as we got to be Long as we are I just want to be One of them little stars One of them little stars That would just be fine All you got to do now Just hang up there and shine Hang up there and shine ~Bob Weir Sending lots of Love and healing Light to you all! We cared about Michael very much and we will miss him very much! Lori, Jacob, and AbramLori - February 10 at 10:37 AM
Please join family and friends at Mike's favorite pub The Highlander at 6pm on February 13th. He will be missed dearly by The Highlander Family. All our Love Celia, Davina and Karen Drakeley.Davina - February 10 at 10:22 AM
To all the family my condolences my name is Chrissy Mike's newest girlfriend I am in disbelief over his passing and know how everyone is hurting because I am hurting to we spent Sunday together at the Highlander watching the SB and I took him to work on Monday he seemed ok as always our first date was 11/14 it was hard to see him all the time because distance but we made a go of it with daily texts and phone calls he has been a great best friend full of life's experiences and a great story teller and has some really great friends, he would always talk about one being Robbie and would speak often of his sons Jon Wyatt and Caleb he has been so proud of you Caleb you been a big success with your music and he talked about you all the time you and Jon Wyatt was so loved by your dad nothing else in the world mattered to him but you both And Nancy and John he loved you both very much and would tell me all the time what a great cook his mom is and how he enjoyed watching the game with his dadChrissy Moller - February 9 at 8:46 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.Audra Neal - February 9 at 7:55 PM