Remembering Toshi

 

Toshi at the 2005 Great Hudson River Revival – Clearwater Festival. Photo Econosmith.com

Pete and Toshi, Beacon High School Spring Splash, March 2006. Photo Econosmith.com

Toshi Seeger, Summer 1970. Photo Debbie Cohen

Toshi dropping stone for stone soup. Clearwater archives

Pete and Toshi at the Kingston Home Port Barn Raising, September 2012.
Photo Randall Wolf

Toshi and daughter Tinya. Clearwater archives

Toshi and Pete at the 2009 Clearwater Festival. Clearwater archives

Making whipped cream, Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival, Beacon, NY. Photo Econosmith.com.

A time to hug, a time to kiss
A time to close your eyes and wish.
Toshi Seeger, 1922 -2013

Toshi Seeger, Clearwater matriarch and wife and partner to Clearwater founder Pete Seeger for almost seventy years, passed away the night of Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, at home. Toshi Seeger’s efforts and influence were key to the founding of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater over 45 years ago, and also to its continued evolution as an environmental organization serving the Hudson River Valley today.

Toshi’s contributions to Clearwater over the past four decades are countless and she will be missed by all. Clearwater extends its deepest condolences to Pete Seeger and to the Seeger Family.. …Read More

Click here to read Toshi Seeger’s Obituary from the Poughkeepsie Journal


“Toshi was truly a selfless soul — the unsung force behind so many of our dreams for a just world. She not only fed our bodies with her remarkable culinary concoctions, but she fed our spirits to keep us all going. She was as good, as honest, and as candidly straightforward a person as I have ever known. I will not attempt to count her accomplishments; I’m just proud to have counted her as a friend.” — Travis Jeffrey

Read more
Remembering Toshi Seeger: Clearwater releases statement
Poughkeepsie Journal / 7.11.2013

 


“Toshi was fundamental to (Pete’s) life, and I think she enabled him to have the kind of worldwide presence that he has; she had every bit of a part in that.” — Judy Collins

Listen to more
Toshi Seeger, Wife Of Folk Singer Pete Seeger, Dies At 91
 NPR – The Record – All Things Considered / 7.11.2013

 


“I think everyone would acknowledge she enabled Pete to be Pete. Toshi showed us essentially how to live, and that may be a very big statement, but its actually what she did.” — Hal Cohen

Listen to more
Friends Remember Toshi Seeger

WAMC / 7.11.2013

 


“Without Toshi, it couldn’t have happened.” — George Wein

Read more
Toshi Seeger, Wife of Folk-Singing Legend, Dies at 91
New York Times / 7.11.2013

 


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