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Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

John Phillip Toscano

October 17, 1952November 27, 2019
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In Loving Memory

John Phillip Toscano entered eternal rest on November 27, 2019 at the age of 67 in San Antonio, Texas.

A visitation and Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday December 8, 2019 at Sunset North Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday December 9, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio. Following the service, a reception will be held in Henke Hall at St. Francis with light refreshments. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sunset North Funeral Home.

John was born to Mateo and Angela “Lee” (Tarricone) Toscano in Rochester, New York, on October 17, 1952. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1975 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and continued his education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy in 1978. He married Ann on May 24, 1975 in Rochester, New York; they were married for 44 years.

Before moving to San Antonio in 2012, John was a resident of Minnesota and worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center for 31 years. For his outstanding performance and Federal service, he was honored with the distinguished title “Civil Servant of the Year” by the Federal Executive Board. He also had a love of teaching and was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy for 33 years.

John was eccentric and interesting, and extremely smart, caring, and generous. He and his wife belonged to Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, Minnesota where they served as a Region Representatives of Parish Council for six years, and as Eucharistic Ministers for 25 years. After moving to Texas, John became a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Canyon Lake, Texas and St. Francis of Assisi in San Antonio, Texas. John was passionate about Ham Radio, clinical research, photography, and computers. He also loved the outdoors, reading, and spending time with his family and pets. He was a past member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Twin Cities Repeater Club, and Northern Lights Radio Society, and a current member of the Roadrunner Microwave Group and Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.

John is now reunited with his parents, Mateo and Angela “Lee” (Tarricone) Toscano. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife, Ann Toscano (Bozewicz); daughter, Kathryn Vo and husband John; son, Michael Toscano and wife Kerry; grandchildren: Benjamin, Charlotte, Adelynn, and Nora; brother, Martin Toscano and wife Shannon; and numerous other relatives and friends.

John had the biggest heart, a sincere desire to help others, and will be forever missed and forever remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Please see the online obituary in the Minneapolis, Saint Paul Star Tribune for additional memories.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi’s Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Habitat for Humanity ministries. The family of John Toscano wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at North Central Baptist Hospital for their excellent and loving care over the many weeks they had him as their patient.

  • DONATIONS

  • Mobile Loaves and fishes
  • Habitat for Humanity

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 9, 2019

Memories

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Steven Tarricone

December 7, 2019

Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of knowing John Toscano in recent years. I am his first cousin, and he moved away from Rochester, NY decades ago. However, as a youth, I saw him often. The John I knew was a quiet, kind young man, with a warm smile, a husky frame, shiny olive-colored skin, jet-black hair, and always a great mustache. I remember an unassuming intellectual with a hulking 35mm camera and lens hanging from his neck. In fact, my father built a dark room in the basement of John's family home, and I would watch him develop rolls of Kodachrome in this odd-smelling, dimly-lit, but strangely peaceful little space that seemed detached from the rest of the world. I saw John as being different from everyone else, and to me, that difference is what made him special.

I regret that I lost touch, but I will not forget him. My love and condolences to the Toscano Family...

Steven Tarricone
Albion, NY

Duane Fancher

December 5, 2019

So sad to hear of John’s passing. We share your loss of a great husband, dad and grandparent. Candi and I are sending our sympathies for a life that was devoted to his family, friends, and faith.

Duane and Candis Fancher

Martin Toscano

December 4, 2019

Christmas in Minnesota

Martin Toscano

December 4, 2019

Christmas in Minnesota.

Martin Toscano

December 4, 2019

I thought I would share this picture for my niece and nephew, their children and my children. In the picture are your mom and dad on their wedding day, your grandfather and grandmother, and your great grandmother.

All our love,
Uncle Marty Aunt Shannon, Caroline and Elizabeth

Jon Platt

December 2, 2019

John was an active member of the Northern Lights Radio Society and enjoyed playing radio in the world above 50 MHz. The attached picture shows John with his homebrew 10 GHz ham radio system making contacts out to hundreds of kilometers. John supported his amateur radio hobby in many ways including being the author of, and sharing with all of us, an extensive Excel file that he designed for 10 GHz contest logging and scoring. My last radio contact with John was on 6m during a recent June contest and it was a nice surprise to hear his voice all the way from Texas. 73 John, RIP. W0ZQ

James Froemke

December 1, 2019

John was one of my roving buddies here in TX. Since moving to Texas, we had almost completed his dream station (6-m through 10 GHz) at a great location (20 dB hilltop). He was always very enthusiastic about helping others during contests. He contributed his programming and educational skills for radio and AMSAT projects.
RIP John. We'll all miss you.

Jim, K0MHC

Jim Rice

November 30, 2019

I fondly remember ham radio field day events with John and his amazing VHF and microwave rigs. He will be missed.

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John Phillip Toscano - The Early Years

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John Phillip Toscano - The Early Years

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John and his big brother Marty

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The School Years - All boys Catholic school

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