Age 67 ~ Of Stillwater On Friday, October 5, 2012 Toni graduated from John Burroughs High School, St. Louis, MO, Cornell University, and received her Masters degree in Communications from Columbia University while working for Pan American Airlines. Toni had a long distinguished career in public relations, first in San Francisco where she worked for many charities, foundations and campaigns, including Press Secretary for Tom Hayden for US Senate, "Save the Whales", and as a PR director for the 1972 McGovern for President campaign. She later moved to Washington, DC where she was a tireless PR director and advocate for numerous health organizations. Toni recently moved to Stillwater, retiring as VP for North American Precis Syndicate Inc. headquartered in NYC. A long term member of AA, Toni devoted a great deal of time, effort and love to those in need of sobriety. She was also a golden retriever rescuer for over 20 years, nursing many dogs back to a happy life. In memory of Toni, please send donations to your local animal rescue organization. A Memorial Service for Toni will be held at White Bear Unitarian Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi, MN on Sat., Oct. 13 at 4PM. A reception at the church follows immediately after the service.
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Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 9, 2012