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Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)

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Subject: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 04:53 PM

I have just received word that Toshi Seeger passed over this morning, peacefully and surrounded by her family.

Although Toshi was never known as a musician, she made it all possible. Among other things, she made sure that Pete was free to be out front in his many musical and humanitarian efforts.

I first met her in 1968 at the New York Boat Show, where she and Pete had a booth set up to solicit money and membership for a replica of a Hudson River Sloop, which came to fruition in 1969 as the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. She was always a power behind and within the organization, being a major organizer of the festivals which became a major annual event and fundraising part of Clearwater's public face.

In recent years, she had become increasingly enfeebled although she resisted her family's efforts to get her to use a motorized chair.

At the Clearwater festivals, one of her nicknames was "The Dragon Lady" after the paint job on her golf cart.

When I know more, I will add it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 05:45 PM

I feel like Pete & Toshi are part of my extended family, but I'd bet lots of people feel that way. My love, my condolences, and a song or two.

Thanks EBarnacle.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 06:01 PM

So sorry to hear that.
Love to Pete and the family.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: GUEST,Suzy T.
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 06:24 PM

Toshi was a huge influence on me, though she never knew it. At the Clearwater Festival many years ago (I'm thinking around 1980) I saw her picking up trash. She was running this huge festival, and yet, she was still willing to do whatever needed doing, even if it was picking up trash! I now run a much more modest event and I always help pick up the trash at the end of the day and when I do that, I always think of Toshi. R.I.P. She was amazing in so many ways.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 07:27 PM

http://singout.org/2013/07/10/toshi-seeger-passes/


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: PHJim
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 07:29 PM

Sad news indeed. Prayers and best wishes to Pete and the Seeger family.
Sing Out!'s Toshi Seeger Obit


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 08:13 PM

Lovely post on FB by Mick re her.

RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 08:38 PM

Sad news but she was a wonderful mentor for many.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 08:41 PM

A sad thing but a life lived in the fullest. Hard time I am sure for Pete.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 08:42 PM

In 1963 the Seegers visited Australia & Pete spent time at the Bush Music Club.

In 2009 I sent Pete a letter recalling those days as his 90th birthday coincided with the 55th anniversary of the Club which is Australia's oldest folk club.

I received in return a wonderful handwritten form-letter - scroll down to see it Pete Seeger and The Bush Music Club, 1963 which I treasure. The return address on teh envelope was Pete & Toshi Seeger.

RIP Toshi, condolences to Pete & family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: Elmore
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 08:45 PM

Condolences To Pete Seeger, all of her family, and her many friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 09:22 PM

Amba and I add our condolences to Pete and his family. Over the years it's been visible again and again how tirelessly, keeping in the background, Toshi worked to make the Seeger miracle what it has been. She will be missed so greatly. Very sad news.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Toshi for allowing the world to share Pete with you! You gave him the space that he needed to make changes in this world through his music, and we are forever grateful! RIP! My deepest sympathy to Pete and his family!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 10:35 PM

There are so many people one wishes we could turn back the clock for. Hard to accept that dying is a necessary part of life.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 10:39 PM

Consider that Toshi made itn possible for Pete to be Pete.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 10:46 PM

"Thanks to my wife Toshi, without whom the world would not turn nor the sun shine."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 10:58 PM

I never "knew" Toshi, but I miss her already. I saw her a few times with Pete on festival grounds. My heart goes out to her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Acme
Date: 10 Jul 13 - 11:14 PM

I met her very briefly when a friend and I were walking in the woods behind the friend's family home in Fishkill. I admired the cabin and the Burma Shave style signs along the road on the way up to it. She asked if I knew who Pete Seeger was. Yes, I did! We didn't intend to stop, we were just passing by, and Toshi left the house. It was a quick hello, they spoke for a couple of minutes, and we were on our way. It is the most amazingly peaceful location. They lived a full life there - condolences to Pete and the family, they must be heartbroken.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 03:17 AM

written by Fred Katz and Lewis Allen

To you Beloved Comrade we make this solemn vow
The fight will go on
The fight will still go on
Like you, Beloved Comrade we pledge our bodies now
The fight will go on
The fight will still go on
Rest here in the earth, your work is done
You'll find new birth when we have won
When we have won
Sleep well, Beloved Comrade
The fight will just begin
The fight will go on 'til we win
Until we win
Rest here in the earth, your work is done
You'll find new birth when we have won
When we have won
sleep well


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 05:59 AM

Very sad news. I met Toshi once and had a brief conversation with her. She didn't know me from Adam, and she was mightliy busy at the time, but she took a few moments to talk to a stranger. I felt that I was in the presence of an exceptional wwoman and I treasure those few moments. Pete, very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and the family. Rest in Peace Toshi, and Thank You.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 06:20 AM

How do you cope, after 70 years together... ?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 06:23 AM

Sad news indeed. My condolences.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 06:41 AM

This is a heart breaker indeed. Peace and love on you and yours, Pete.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST,CurlyV
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 10:48 AM

I volunteer on the zero waste crew at the festival, and although I never knew Toshi personally, I know that she was the founder of our committee and I have always admired her from afar, for many of the reasons you have already listed here. I will continue to do this good work for as long as I can, in her honor. My deepest sympathies to Pete and the entire family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: topical tom
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 11:19 AM

Sad news indeed. All our thoughts are with you, Pete, and the family.She was a wonderful woman. RIP Toshi.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST,Roc Rizzo
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 12:47 PM

I haven't felt this sad since my mother passed. Then again, I guess that Toshi was another mother to a lot of us.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST,Jeffrey Hedquist
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 01:41 PM

I only met Toshi once, when I performed a concert with Pete in Chicago, but she mad me feel like I had known her for years. The full story is here:
http://www.jeffreyhedquist.com/Seeger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 01:41 PM

I met her ( and Pete) on the Poor Peoples March in '68. A couple of years later when the Clearwater first sailed down to South Street Seaport, she had me do a set to liven things up, and I think I succeeded. Haven't seen her since, but I treasure the memory.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: Ed Brown
Date: 12 Jul 13 - 06:03 AM

I join in celebrating Toshi's long life of love and good works. I still recall her kindness during one of my first Clearwater Festival visits back in the mid 1980's, allowing me to recover from the effects of brutal heat in the shade near her trash/recycling base of operations.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 13 - 10:01 PM

I join with many others to celebrate Toshiba's life. Your work will continue. It was only last week I saw Pete at the beacon natural foods market. I am blessed to have you both as neighbors for 50 years. Thank you
Noreen


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Subject: RE: Obit: Toshi Seeger Passes (9 Jul 2013)
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Jul 13 - 12:55 AM

I heard Sync and Swim and the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus at Sandywoods in Tiverton, RI, Friday night. There were tributes to Toshi. Sandywoods Farm, which includes the music venue, has connections to the Seeger family.


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