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Edmond Toney

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014

Edmond Toney was born Aug. 18, 1942, Alexander City, Ala.

Ed or Toney as he was called by most of his old friends and Ed, as his wife Gloria called him, enlisted into the Air Force and during his enlistment was transferred to the Old Cambria base where he finished out his service.

After serving in the Air Force, Ed moved to San Luis Obispo and worked for the Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) and retired after 35 years of service. While working for ASH, he began in the kitchen, became a psych tech and after a number of years became Unit Supervisor. As a psych tech, he was nominated for a psych tech of the year for the State of California, for all his work in the Black Project, which under his direction, was one-of-a-kind for many years and for which he won awards.

He then transferred to the Gym Director, and then again back to the special projects which were then combined (Black, Spanish, Asian, etc.). After retirement, Ed became a golf addict and as one, made many new friends who remained friends to this day. He became involved with the Board of Directors in the Sierra Bonita Village for the past six years, the last three as president. He resigned due to his declining health.

Ed is survived by his wife Gloria, two brothers, seven children, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Roses on April 11 at 3:30 p.m.

He will be sorely missed by all his loved one left behind.

For the complete article see the 04-04-2014 issue.

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