Obituary of Alexander Toy

April 30, 2024

Alexander F. Toy passed away on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He was 30 years old. 

Mr. Toy was born in New York City. He graduated from Grace Church School, the Dwight School, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

He was an Associate Teacher, Kindergarten, at Grace Church School. He loved and was beloved by his young charges in the Green Room at Grace Church School.  He loved his colleagues dearly. 

Mr. Toy also wrote and performed sketch comedy with Fresh Out the Box, a sketch comedy group, at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village, always with great joy and gusto.

His love for working with children and making people laugh was nurtured at the Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville, NY, where he spent many years as a camper and subsequently, a counselor and Village Chief.

He was enthusiastic about life, a fully-engaged and loving man, gifted in many ways, with many  deeply treasured friends from every chapter of his life.

Mr. Toy is survived by his parents, Marian and Edward Toy, and his sister Francesca Toy. He is also survived by his aunts Kathy Reilly, Sandra Youla and Vivian Toy; his uncles Charles Toy and Chris Langston; and his cousins Abigail and Dexter Reilly, Alana Toy, and Aidan, Patrick and Kathleen Langston.

A funeral service will take place on May 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Church in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions to Grace Church School, which will be reimagining and renovating its Early Childhood rooftop playdeck in Alex's memory.  The Toy Deck will be a place for generations of students to laugh and learn and play, a fitting tribute for someone who helped us all to do the same.  Gifts can be made online via the school's giving page, or by writing "Toy Deck" in the memo line of a check.

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Funeral Service

May 8, 2024

4:00 PM

Grace Church

802 Broadway

New York, New York 10003

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“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy. Alex you were a beamish boy if ever there were one, and you grew into one of the smartest, kindest, funniest and most lovable men I’ve ever known. Thank you for all the laughter and the best chicken tikka masala I ever had. Though gone, your beamish light still shines.

Posted by: Sally Nelson - Brooklyn, NY - Friend May 7, 2024

I remember the sleepovers, the trip to France and Milan, and his infectious smile. Always in our hearts never to be forgotten, and the good times we shared with you, your Mom, Dad and Cesci.

Posted by: Beverly D Clinton - Staten Island , New York - Family Friend May 8, 2024
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