John Toth

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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