In Memoriam: Ennis Announces Passing of West Coast Sales Team Member
The Ennis family was saddened to learn about the death of Michael Byron Toney on Feb. 19, 2017. A former employee of the company, he died peacefully at St. Jude’s Hospital in Fullerton, Calif. at the age of 67. Michael was survived by his mother, Anne Laura Toney of West Salem, Ohio; his wife, Dolores; son, Jonathan of Yorba Linda, Calif.; daughter, Jennifer Toney Beck, son-in-law, Luke Beck and granddaughters, Kensington Reign Beck and Mackinleigh Grace Beck of Irvine, Calif.; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnson Lee Toney of Cleveland.
Michael was born in Charleston, W.Va. and graduated from the Ohio University in 1971 with a degree in Communications. He married Dolores Rodriguez in 1983. After moving to Yorba Linda, Calif., Michael began working for Datagraphics and ultimately Printegra, which Ennis acquired by Ennis in February 2012. Devoting more than 30 years to the print business, Michael stayed with Ennis as a regional sales manager until November 2016. He was particularly known for his cheerful attitude and positive outlook on life, always bringing a kind word to everyone he encountered.
“Michael was the type of salesperson that would go out of his way to help all of his customers, which, to him, were really his friends,” said Terry Pennington, vice president of sales for Ennis. “The entire Ennis family extends their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Michael’s family, friends and co-workers.”
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at COR Church, 45 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618 at 10:00 am. Reverend Mark Whitlock will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael’s life. A Celebration of Life will take place immediately following the service at 100 Family Tree, Irvine, CA 92618.