Maryann Tokarske Sunday, December 3, 1950 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Jamestown - Maryann Tokarske, 66, of Winsor Street, Jamestown, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie with her family by her side. She was born December 3, 1950 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late William Theodore Strange and Mary Louise Mencer Strange Oste. Maryann was a 1969 graduate of Maple Grove High School and received her Associates in Business Administration from Jamestown Community College in 1991. Maryann was the master scheduler for MRC-TRW-SKF at both the Jamestown and Falconer plants, where she was known affectionately as “MAT”. She retired in 2005 and had served the Company proudly for 37 years. She was also a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Association. Maryann loved animals, especially her cats, Bister, Sylvester, Gray Cat, Humper and White Kee Kee. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David George Tokarske, whom she married on February 26, 1972 in the First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, a son David Joseph Tokarske (Michele Appoloney) of Rochester, NY, a brother; Michael T. (Martha Alvira) Strange of Buffalo, nieces Melanie Grunzweig of Buffalo and of Felicity Strange of Maryland, a sister; Dawn Moser of Jamestown and her children Jackie, Eddie, Sarah and Allie all of whom called her “Grandma”, great niece and nephews Leta Aldrich, AJ Wolff, Dakota Wolff, and a brother-In-Law; James Tokarske of Steamburg, NY. She was preceded in the death by her parents, William and Mary Louise and a step-father, Wallace Oste The family will receive friends on Friday (May 5, 2017) from 4-7 P.M in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph, from where Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday. Carol Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Steamburg Cemetery. To leave a condolence log onto:

     Maryann was extremely bright, warm and caring.  She wanted the very best of life for her family first, and for all  she cared about.  She was quick with the casserole or care package when warranted, as well as advice as how to handle the situation life was throwing a loved one's way!!  She had a heart of gold and will be missed very, VERY much---the world is a darker place now, in comparison with the sunlight she created in her corner of the world.  (not to mention her FABULOUS cooking and hostessing on every Holiday...!!)  Watch out for us now as vigilantly as you always have, Maryann.  Love, Lisa XXXOOO

Dave, Sorry to hear of Maryann's passing.  We worked together at MRC-SKF for 30 plus years , she was always nice to work with.  My thoughts are with you and your family

We send our deepest condolences to the entire family. Maryann was a joy to be around. We have fond memories of the trips and times we spent with you guys. Stay strong and keep all the memories close to your heart.


Both my husband and I worked with Maryann at SKF, what a wonderful person. Always smiling and such a pleasant girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with family. 

Cathy & Randy Prince


Deepest condolences.  

I am saddened by this loss. Maryann was a generous, giving person. She was so kind and loving to my parents, especially during their last few years.

So very sorry to learn of Maryann's passing.  We send our sincerest sympathies to David and family.

Take care,

Craig Miller & Elisabeth Hall

So very sorry for you loss.  Praying for your family to find peace in a difficult time.  Love and Hugs...  Laurie