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