Hugh (Whitey) Joseph Toner, 87, formerly of Punta Gorda, Florida, and originally from Brooklyn, New York, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 with family at his side.

He was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974. Hugh was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Jersey. He worked many years for the St. Petersburg Times in St. Pete, Florida, Production Manager with Prudential Insurance printing plant in New Providence, New Jersey, The Bergen Record in Hackensack, New Jersey, he was Print Center Manager at the Charlotte Sun and managed the Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper in Tokyo, Japan for 10 years before retiring to Largo, Florida.

Hugh enjoyed sailing, traveling, history, investing and spending time with family.

He is survived by his daughter Lorraine Toner and son, Scott Toner and his wife Lynda Toner, nephew Jonathan Toner and niece Carolyn Toner. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Emma Toner, and one brother, Robert Toner.

The family would like to thank Tidewell Hospice for their help and care. Also, the kind and caring staff of the Lexington Manor Assisted Living Facility in Port Charlotte, Florida. Hugh will be missed by Family and Friends.

Arrangements by Johnson-Taylor Funeral & Cremation.

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