Joseph “JT” Toner, of Frisco, N.C., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the age of 54. He was well liked by all. JT was born to Catherine and Frank E. Toner on July 18, 1959 in Ventnor City, N.J. Upon finishing high school, JT lived for a period of time in California and then Texas prior to moving to Hatteras Island. JT is predeceased by his father Frank E. Toner and his brother Francis “Bootem” Toner.
A gifted athlete with a deep love for the ocean, he excelled in a number of water sports, including surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing as well as fishing. He also was an avid golfer and snowboarder. JT loved to play music, namely guitar, and would often host friends for “jam sessions.”
A contractor by trade, JT owned a business, Joseph Toner Construction. During his 27 years on Hatteras Island, he built numerous custom homes.
He is survived by his mother Catherine, two brothers, Michael Toner (Ellen) of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. and John Toner (Brenda) of Round Rock, Texas, one sister, Lori Toner (Bruce) of Doylestown, Pa., numerous nieces and nephews, and best friend Claudette Lemonde-Gray and her family.
A memorial “paddle out” service for everyone whose lives were touched by JT will be held on Hatteras Island on Saturday, May 24. For more information, please email Joseph.Toner.Memorial@gmail.com.
Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences