A death in the family has brought me from Nebraska to Colorado to my old stomping grounds. While a student at Denver Seminary, Bill afforded me the opportunity to assist him with the Centaurus golf team. In addition to all the golf I was blessed to play with him at various courses, he gave me a free all-day pass to the first International tournament that was played. I will never forget that act of kindness. Instead of discovering his death notice, I had so hoped to look up an old friend and even reserve a tee time. I guess it wasn't meant to be, rest in peace friend, and on-going peace to his family.
Bill Tosh was a great friend and golfing partner. I will always cherish memories of traversing fairways with Bill from Colorado to the "auld sod". Carolyn and I so appreciate the connection we felt with Bill and Marie over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marie, and all the family.
Bill was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed talking to him about art and literature. He had a wonderful and genuine appreciation for my art and that always meant a lot to me. He was a kind and gentle man and I know that he will be dearly missed on this planet.
I'm so sorry for your loss of this great man. I was in his first class at Centaraus, and have always remember Mr. Tosh through the years. He gave me a love for books that has carried on for many years and generations.. What a wonderful legacy he has left to inspire the world around them....RIP Mr. Tosh
Dear Marie, Nick and I are so very sad to learn that Bill has left all of us. We are holding you in our thoughts and saying prayers for you. We loved Bill and will miss him always. Much love to you, Carolyn Cole
I will always be thankful for what I learned from Mr. Tosh. He was a wonderful person and teacher.
Bill and I could not have been more different in our political viewpoint, nonetheless we shared a profound love of golf, good scotch, cigars and travel. We first met on a guys trip to Scotland and Ireland in 1987. Later we were a part of a group of 16 men dubbed Hidden Emeralds who traveled to Ireland in 1998 and with spouses in 2003. This group subsequently had "clan gatherings" in Myrtle Beach, Alabama, Mexico and every winter either in Tucson or Phoenix. Bill is gone, but the memories of times shared with Bill will stay with me as long as I live.
Thank you for the quiet way that you inspired us to be better students. You will be missed by all.
Centaurus High class of 1979
Mr. Tosh had an enduring influence on me (class of '85). As my newspaper (CHS Odyssey) advisor, he provided me the opportunity to explore areas that would eventually become my professions. I worked in journalism in Phoenix for 5 years and then went into education to teach English and Journalism. Mr. Tosh created a legacy that is evident in my life and the lives of all those who have posted their memories of him.
A great Friend will be missed, we enjoyed many times together, socially with our spouses, teaching, fishing, hiking, running, traveling to Las Vegas which he loved, and discussing many political and social issues of the day. Bill's stories and personal accounts of life and events was always great to be a part of in conversation. He will truly be missed.
So sad to hear
he was an amazing character
So sad to hear of his passing. AP English is a cherished memory of high school. Oh the stories he had! :) RIP Mr. Tosh!
Truly one of the influential teachers. What a great experience you gave us during our high school years. (1988-89) Your service to us did not go unnoticed, nor unappreciated. We wish your family peace and love. Goodbye Mr. Tosh.
So sad to hear of Mr. Tosh's passing. I loved his wit and his passion for teaching. My time working on The Centaurus Odyssey was some of the best memories I have of high school! Love and prayers to Marie. He'll be dearly missed!
Mr Tosh made a difference is so many student's lives. My prayers go to his family. He was the top of his class!
Class of 1986
Mr. Tosh was an exceptional teacher who was funny, inspirational and made coming to school a treat. RIP Mr. Tosh.
So sad to hear of Mr. Tosh's passing. I'll always treasure my years on the newspaper staff under Mr. Tosh's guidance. May you rest in peace. My thoughts are with your family.
What a true inspiration to my learning. Mr. Tosh you will truly be missed.
Thank you, Mr. Tosh, for all you taught us. I learned so much more than journalism in your classroom.
I have good memories from his AP English class ('85-'86). Mr. Tosh introduced me to some great classics. I went on to earn a BA degree in English and now share his life-long love of reading!
Rest in Peace Mr. Tosh. Centaurus High was lucky to have you all those years. Thanks for making learning fun.
Thank you Mr. Tosh for everything you taught me at Centaurus, 1975-1979. You helped make me the person I am today. Rest in peace.
Mr. Tosh was a revered figure among the 4 Anderson girls, which is astonishing considering how different we all are! We learned from him, laughed with him and admired his gifts as a teacher. Enjoy the heavenly golf courses, Mr. Tosh! And our thoughts and love to you, Marie.
Peggy Anderson Hofstra
Thank you for all of the years of encouragement and the lengthy conversations about the "greats of lit" that we used to have. Made my experience at Centaurus so much better and enriched.
Mr. Tosh was the teacher who inspired my love of reading, and belief that there is no such thing as being "too young" to read a challenging book. His legacy will live on in the CHS halls FOREVER.
Thank You Mr. Tosh for being a teacher. The value you placed on students and the content of your classes will always be deeply appreciated. What a great teacher you are. Rest in peace.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Thank you Mr. Tosh, you were inspirational in class.
The fifty letters of condolence from the “Wednesday Tosh Group” are clear statements of the love and admiration we all have for Bill.
Rest in peace Mr. Tosh. You helped and inspired many of us at CHS and made all of us better people and more successful than we should have been. Condolences to the Tosh family as he will be deeply missed. Bryan Pinciaro
One of the best teachers at Centaurus, I enjoyed being in his class. Great Person, you will be missed!
A quiet but very influential and memorable teacher. Thanks for your inspiration.
We will miss you Mr,Tosh we all loved you alot.
Rest in Peace Mr. Tosh. Thanks for being a great teacher and person.
Thank you Mr. Tosh for being such a wonderful teacher. You inspired me to become a better learner! May God Bless you and your entire family! Brian Fitzgerald
Sad to hear that he passed. Mr. Tosh was one of my all time favorite teachers. The world of education needs more teachers like him.