Saxon Joseph Toca III

November 28, 1926June 24, 2018

Saxon “Buddy” Joseph Toca III passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018 at the age of 91. Born November 28, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Saxon J. Toca Jr. and Valerian Howell Toca, Buddy was a resident of the Westbank for the past 75 years. Buddy graduated from Gretna High in the 1940s before enlisting in the Navy. He served in Japan during WWII and attended Tulane University after getting out of the service. Buddy later went on to earn a degree from R.E.T.S Electronics. A businessman who founded Dixie Television Service in 1949, Buddy was a devoted and loving father who married the love of his life Theresa “Marilyn” Gould Toca on June 10, 1950. They were married for 48 years. Survived by his three children, Mary Elizabeth Toca, Robin Claire Toca and Saxon Joseph Toca IV (Kiley Peters); Six grandchildren, Rebecca Pertuit Leonard (Patrick J. Leonard Jr.), Jeffrey R. Pertuit, Jennifer Quey Fall (Joseph T. Fall Jr.), Ian M. Quey (Michelle Toups), Valerie T. Quey, Saxon J. Toca V; Four Great Grandchildren, Meaghan T. Leonard, Patrick J. Leonard III, Joseph T. Fall III, Jaci C. Fall; Preceded in death by his sister, Valerian Toca Brown. Instead of mourning his death, we will celebrate his life at Timberlane Country Club where he spent the best of his golden years playing golf and gin with his friends, most of whom preceded him in death. Friends and family of Buddy are invited to join our celebration of a life well lived at Timberlane Country Club. #1 Timberlane Dr., Gretna, LA on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 12:30 PM until 3:00 PM. Express condolences at


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Aurora Daigle

June 28, 2018

Dear Robin,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy. We were just talking about him at the reunion. I know you were there for him so much and hope your memories together bring you comfort. love, Aurora

Jane Schexnayder Soslow

June 28, 2018

There was no one in my life as a child like my Uncle Buddy. He was full of life, was a great "tickle monster" and always had us laughing. We didn't see each other often when I was an adult and living on the Eastbank but each time we got together, he would lovingly say, "O, Jane Ellen! You look just like your mother," and then we would reminisce about my parents, our times together and what it was like in Gretna in the old days. Love you, Liz, Robin and Saxon! Thank you for sharing your father with me in his last days.