ForeverMissed

Milaq "Michael" Theokary, 56, of Philadelphia,  passed away on June 8, 2018.

Michael is survived by sisters Helen Theokary, Andonetta Theokary and brother Ralph Theokary. Also survived by nieces Jennifer, Vanessa, Christina Theokary and Sophia and Athena Morales, nephews Anthony Theokary and Andrew Morales. 

He was predeceased by his father Athanas R. and mother Sofia, and brothers Vani "John" Theokary and Nicholas Theokary.

Michael was a loving friend, son, brother and uncle.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at Lake Park Cemetery, 550 Park Ave., Swedesboro, NJ 08085 at 1pm.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions to Michael's Funeral Cost "GoFundMe" please go to gofundme.com/help-with-michael039s-funeral-cost to assist with final expenses would be greatly appreciated. 
God Bless


Posted by Andonetta Theokary on July 22, 2019
On Sunday July 14, 2019. Sophia and I attended a beautiful memorial in your name for your one year anniversary at our family Church in Philadelphia. I prayed that your spirit was honored. We visited the place where you and Johnny are resting. It's such a beautiful cemetery park. I'm so grateful I was able to honor you and grieve properly. We cried a lot but I know you are in a better place and not sick any more. I miss you until we meet again. Love your sister, Andonetta.
Posted by Andonetta Theokary on July 17, 2018
In Memorial 40 days this week. May His Memory Be Eternal!
You are at rest dear brother and away from the limitations of your mind and body. God Bless Our Family!
Posted by Sophia Morales on June 14, 2018
Uncle Michael was a big-hearted man who had a hard time because of his mental illness. Though it was difficult at time, he truly loved his family. I remember him taking me and Aunt Helen out for my birthday. This was when I was an adult, since I did not grow up with him around. He insisted on paying for everything, since I was his niece and it was the one and only time we were ever together for my birthday. He was a hearty laugher and was content when his family was around. I hope he is resting in peace, finally rejoining the infinite universe, without the physical restrictions his body so often gave him. He will be missed and remembered by his family, who loved him!
Posted by Andonetta Theokary on June 13, 2018
My brother Michael was my best buddy growing up. It was just us three last babies, Michael, Andonetta, and Johnny growing up together. We were very close during our youth. My brother and I went to school together. He may not have had the best way of expressing himself due to his disabilities but he had HEART. As adults he would always make sure he told me he loved me after our phone calls together or when I would make short visits to Philly. He had the best sense of humor and can make you laugh. He will be missed and I will love him forever until we meet again.

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Posted by Andonetta Theokary on July 22, 2019
On Sunday July 14, 2019. Sophia and I attended a beautiful memorial in your name for your one year anniversary at our family Church in Philadelphia. I prayed that your spirit was honored. We visited the place where you and Johnny are resting. It's such a beautiful cemetery park. I'm so grateful I was able to honor you and grieve properly. We cried a lot but I know you are in a better place and not sick any more. I miss you until we meet again. Love your sister, Andonetta.
Posted by Andonetta Theokary on July 17, 2018
In Memorial 40 days this week. May His Memory Be Eternal!
You are at rest dear brother and away from the limitations of your mind and body. God Bless Our Family!
Posted by Sophia Morales on June 14, 2018
Uncle Michael was a big-hearted man who had a hard time because of his mental illness. Though it was difficult at time, he truly loved his family. I remember him taking me and Aunt Helen out for my birthday. This was when I was an adult, since I did not grow up with him around. He insisted on paying for everything, since I was his niece and it was the one and only time we were ever together for my birthday. He was a hearty laugher and was content when his family was around. I hope he is resting in peace, finally rejoining the infinite universe, without the physical restrictions his body so often gave him. He will be missed and remembered by his family, who loved him!
his Life

Michael was born fourth in a family of six children. Born in Philadelphia. PA. on a Friday on March 23, 1962 and passed on a Friday June 8, 2018. He had struggled during his time in elementary school all due to a learning disability. He did not graduate high school but boy was he good with mechanic work. He worked on cars during his young adult life and occasionally on the weekends worked as a Club Bouncer. He was so tall like his father and with that Albanian/ Greek charisma can charm high school girlfriends. He never allowed anyone to bully him as a mature adult after learning that he could not achieve High School level reading and writing. He had a good heart and many people did not know that but his younger siblings knew it. As an older adult he struggled with mental illness and eventually never bounced back to a self- sufficient life style. His mother was his care taker before passing, then his younger brother Johnny took over before passing and finally his older sister took over his care for the last five years until the state took custody of Michael six months before his passing. He had the best sense of humor and could make you laugh on his good days. He was a very special soul and was always misunderstood. However, he will not be forgotten.

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