John Toth, age 73, of Hilton Head, SC and formerly of Edison, NJ died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Hilton Head Hospital.
Mr. Toth was born on July 30, 1943 in Rahway, NJ, the son of the late John and Helen Toth. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Following his military tenure he attended and was a graduate of Pembroke State University. After earning his degree he began a career in sales, but later pursued a career utilizing his experience as a pilot. His services as a helicopter pilot varied from medical transport, sightseeing tours, and transporting notable celebrities. He was an active member of Unity Church where he served as a Greeter. In his free time he enjoyed playing tennis, was an avid sailor, and had a passion for reading.
Mr. Toth was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Gerner. He is survived by his companion and co-pilot, Flo Manseau; sons, Jeff Keyes (Kari Ann) and Scott Keyes (Kristen Iyall); beloved grandson, Brodie; and brother-in-law, Jim Gerner.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017 at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.
As he was a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to Habitat for Humanity in his memory or to Unity Church.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family. www.saulsfh.com
Beaufort National Cemetery
Friday August 4th, 2017
1601 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29901
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I am so very sorry to hear the loss of my friend. I'll never forget I asked him to walk with me one of the 3 days for the Breast Cancer Walk in Callawassie. He did and enjoyed himself so much he wanted to walk the next day which was the last one. When I saw him at Powerhouse Gym a few days later I asked him what happened to him? He said when he woke up that next morning he couldn't move! I'll miss seeing him at the gym and every so often at the dog park. R.I.P.
Submitted by Carol Sentell on Aug 3 2017 08:04:12 AM
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My most sincere condolences.
Submitted by Colleen Lear on Jul 27 2017 03:11:10 PM
I will certainly miss my life long friend whom I met in the 5th grade. .As we were not in touch much during our more than 60 yrs of friendship as we moved around, we ran into each other by happenstance once in Charleston and another time in New York City. We communicated with great zeal and spent memorable short times together once we lived two hours apart in SC. I keep with me many fond memories; my visits with his parents, sister and brother-in-law at his boyhood home in Edison, NJ., our high school double date to see Broadway's "My Fair Lady", watching him play football, high school summers at his two uncles' olympic size pools, sunning ourselves at his time share in Florida with Irene, sailing around Hilton Head, seeing him dine several times at my Charleston restaurant, and most recently, treating me to lunch with him and Flo . He always had something nice to say about anyone and never anything untoward as he was above me with his social poise with ones he met
A true soldier for his country, learned friend (scholar level), excellent pilot and a dear one to share my experiences.
Good-by John, do pick me up in your heavenly helicopter when my time comes, after all, I never flew with you. Bob
Submitted by Robert Dickson on Jul 26 2017 05:40:46 PM
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