The funeral service will be live-streamed. Please go to on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 1:55 p.m.

Patoka, Michael – Passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022. Loving, devoted, amazing father and father-in-law of Morry and Jo-Anne. Much loved grandfather to Simmie, Marlee, Justin and Jennifer, and grandson, Sammy; the little big guy with Zaidy’s look. Uncle Mike will be sadly missed by Pam, Hezi and all the Blachinsky family here and in Israel, where he is survived by his sister Rachael; and the Kales family in Toronto. Leti, his caregiver and great companion for many years was always by his side, keeping him looking sharp, comfortable and extremely well cared for. Mike, as everyone knew him, had wonderful close friends. People from all walks of life gravitated to him wherever he went. “Hi Mike”, was the most frequent thing you’d hear when you were out and about with Mike Patoka. Thanks for 96 years of love and l’chaims. Private graveside funeral service to be held Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST with streaming service available through the link posted with this announcement (please see above).

Shiva will be observed privately. To schedule a Shiva visit, please email Shiva begins immediately following the interment, and will continue throughout the week until Friday morning, February 18th.

Memorial donations may be made to the Association for the Soldiers of Israel (