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Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home & Memorial Park

2853 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater, FL

OBITUARY

Edwin "Coley" C. Tooke

September 5, 1939November 28, 2019
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Tooke, Edwin C. "Coley", a lifelong resident of Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at the age of 80. Coley was born on September 5th, 1939 at Morton Plant Hospital, attended Clearwater High School, enlisted in the Navy and then graduated from Florida State University, where he was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Coley was a avid fisherman, loved spending time at Little Gasparilla Island, enjoyed reading a good book, was a teacher, coach, school administrator, realtor and President and COO of Prudential Florida Realty (and successors). Coley will be fondly remembered for his deep love of his family, his business savvy, amazing personality, quick wit and sarcasm. He had a smile that would brighten up a room. Coley is survived by his wife of 55 years, Susie Tooke; children, Mark Tooke, Amy Tooke Chambers (husband Brendan); three grandchildren, Devon, Cole and Cate and brother, Larry Tooke (wife Lenore). A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 10:30am at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater Florida 33759. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc. www.youthranches.org 2486 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060 or Shriners Hospitals For Children www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Services

14 December

Celebration of Life

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point Rd.
Clearwater, Florida 33759

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Edwin "Coley" C. Tooke

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Anneliese Tuymer

December 6, 2019

I didn't know Coley as well as many others. Yet, I am glad to have had several business interactions with him of which I have very fond memories. He was always a gentleman and I loved his keen business sense, his sarcasm and dry humor! By the same token he could be rather witty and funny. It was a priveledge to have met and worked for him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends!

Paula Silberberg

December 6, 2019

Coley had a gift of making those around him feel special. He was direct and honest, respectful and always found ways to encourage. I am so grateful and honored to have worked under his leadership. My deepest condolences to the family and all those who were blessed to have Coley in their lives.

Keryl Whetstone

December 5, 2019

He was a great leader and always pushed us to do better.

Kay Hall Yager

December 3, 2019

I will always have fond memories of Coley as a great boss and also a good friend. As a boss he was a no nonsense guy, but kind hearted and always a gentleman. At the end of the day, when business was done and it was time to relax, he was fun and full of laughter, easily making the transition, but always maintaining his strong personal ethic. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family during this time of sadness. I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend his celebration of life, but I take comfort in the wonderful memories I have of times spent with him, and knowing that he is in a good place.

Nancy Hogan

December 3, 2019

So many memories of Coley as a leader with Merrill Lynch Realty, Prudential Florida Realty and Arvida. His monthly calls of encouragement and applause would make any managers day! His marine haircut always made everyone smile. He truly changed the lives of many and I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him.

Mary Beth (Meinberg) Fowler

December 2, 2019

Mr. Tooke was such a huge part of my childhood on Oak Lane! He will be missed, all my love to Mrs. Tooke, Amy, Mark and family. Love you all.

Dana Chianella (Belson)

December 1, 2019

I'm so sorry Tooke family. Your dad was a great man Amy. I always remember riding im your dad's jag on the way to softball practice or to go on the boat. Your dad with a big smile on his face and his blue eyes shining! We had so much fun in that little car! So many memories with your parents Tookie. He will be missed.

Janie (Hoelscher) Strong

December 1, 2019

Susie and Family, So sorry to hear about Coley’s passing. I will always have fantastic memories of the fun times at The Meinbergs home in Clearwater and our get togethers with the Tookes. Hugs, Janie (Hoelscher) Strong

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