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TORO, Joel M., age 75, of Tampa passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. During his professional career, Joel worked in the automobile industry as General Manager at Friendly Toyota (now Stadium Toyota) and Friendly Jeep Eagle. Joel held various other positions in the industry until his death.Mr. Toro is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Carmen Greco Toro, son James Baker and wife Marcy, daughters Heather Leseney and husband Mike, Michelle Baker Alfonso and husband Richard, Stepfather Joseph Toro, sisters Francine Firsdon and Teri Hughes and four grandchildren Amanda, Raven, Samantha and Avery.
Funeral services for Joel will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers in attendance will be James Baker, Andy Lewis, Warren Mack, Gerald Spoto, Joe Tully and Steve Zaritsky. Honorary Pallbearers include Michael Beachler, Cecil Edge, Robin Hastings, John Neglio and Billy Joe Wilson.
Carmen would like to express her sincere gratitude and thanks to Joel’s physicians, Dr. Christopher George and Dr. David Echevarria, his nurses (especially Ashley and Mamta) and all of his Personal Care Technicians who lovingly cared for him during the past four months.
Please omit flowers. Donations in memory of Joel to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (Foundation.flcancer.com) will be greatly appreciated by the family.