Raised in Texas, Toby graduated from St. John’s School in Houston. He excelled in sports, especially as a junior tennis player, winning the tri-state under-15 championship. He was captain of the St. John’s tennis team and voted all-league in football and basketball. With us, he played varsity tennis three years. He majored in economics, with a particular interest in finance, and joined Ivy. 

After graduation Toby went straight to Wall Street, with National City Bank. In 1965 he earned an MBA in finance at New York University. After more than a decade with National City, he moved for a time to Irving Trust Co. before migrating to the brokerage side. He spent the balance of his career with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, then Bull & Bear (a mutual fund), and finally Smith Barney & Co. 

After meeting Merwin Braxton on a blind date at Smith, they married in 1961 and raised their family of six children in Manhattan. As a parishioner of Brick Presbyterian Church there, Toby served as a deacon and elder during his 60-year membership. 

Toby died of COVID-19 complications Jan. 19, 2021. He is survived by Merwin, their six children, and 13 grandchildren, to whom we send our sympathies.

Undergraduate Class of 1960