Toby Schreiner

Rappahannock News - - Obituaries -

Tobey Schreiner passed away on Thurs­day, Au­gust 29, 2019 at his home, in Da­m­as­cus MD. He was 54 years old. Tobey was born to Jen­nifer Set­zer (Schreiner) and Ross Cowan in Wash­ing­ton, DC on Jan­uary 11, 1965.

Tobey was raised in Rap­pa­han­nock Co, VA and at­tended Rap­pa­han­nock HS, grad­u­at­ing in 1984. A hall­mark of his time spent at Rap­pa­han­nock HS was his var­sity base­ball ca­reer, play­ing a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent po­si­tions in the field, of which one of his fa­vorite po­si­tions play­ing catcher. Af­ter high school, Tobey went on to con­tinue his love of base­ball through play­ing for sev­eral com­mu­nity soft­ball teams and county se­nior league base­ball teams. Af­ter study­ing broad­cast­ing at Mont­gomery Col­lege in Rockville, Tobey be­gan his 33 year ca­reer in ra­dio. He started off as a DJ for a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion, ad­vanc­ing to board op­er­a­tor for WTOP be­fore join­ing WAMU in 1991 as a broad­cast tech­ni­cian. Tobey was an in­te­gral part of “The Big Broad­cast” with Ed Walker, serv­ing as his right hand man from his first days at WAMU un­til the fi­nal broad­cast in 2015, right be­fore Walker’s death. He also worked on “The Diane Rehm Show”, work­ing closely with Rehm for decades.

In 1993, Tobey mar­ried Paige (Gar­rett) Schreiner and to­gether they raised daugh­ters Carly and Mary. Tobey par­tic­i­pated in all his daugh­ters’ ac­tiv­i­ties, from coach­ing soft­ball, run­ning sound for per­for­mances, pitch­ing tents for the Girl Scout troop, and swim meets just to name a few. He was al­ways a hands-on fa­ther, as this role was his great­est joy.

Tobey picked up a gui­tar around age 8 and never re­ally put it down, go­ing on to be­come an ex­traor­di­nar­ily gifted mu­si­cian. Through­out his life, Tobey played in many bands. When he wasn’t work­ing, he was ei­ther prac­tic­ing, re­hears­ing or per­form­ing.

Tobey will be re­mem­bered for his sense of hu­mor, good heart­ed­ness, his un­con­di­tional love for his chil­dren and fam­ily, and his pas­sion for mu­sic.

Tobey is sur­vived by his two daugh­ters Carly Gar­rett Schreiner and Mary Thomas Schreiner and by his for­mer wife, Paige Schreiner, all of Da­m­as­cus, MD; mother Jen­nifer (Set­zer) Schreiner of Culpeper, VA; fa­ther Ir­win Schreiner and step­mother Bar­bara of Bethesda, MD; half sis­ter Sa­mara Schreiner and hus­band Kevin Shin­aberry of Sykesville, MD, half sis­ter Han­nah Schreiner of Brook­lyn, NY; grand­mother Mar­garet “Go-go” Set­zer of Cap­i­tal Heights, MD; Aunt Pa­tri­cia Set­zer of Cap­i­tal Heights, MD; Un­cle David Set­zer and wife Ta­mara of Hana­han, SC; Un­cle Steven Set­zer of Cap­i­tal Heights, MD; par­ents Ross and Con­nie Cowan of Lee’s Sum­mit, MO, half sis­ter Emily Cowan Wal­droup of MO; step brother Stephen Clark, step sis­ters Jen­nifer Ever­son and El­iz­a­beth Bald­win; 3 neph­ews, 2 nieces, cousins and many friends. Tobey is pre­ceded in death by his grand­fa­ther Chief Petty Of­fi­cer Peter Set­zer, USN, (Ret).

Friends may call on Satur­day, Septem­ber 7 at Molesworth-Wil­liams Fu­neral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, in Da­m­as­cus, MD. From 11 am un­til a memo­rial ser­vice will be­gin at 12:00 noon. Pas­tor Nicholas Set­zer, will of­fi­ci­ate

Please send memo­rial do­na­tions to The Kennedy Fo­rum, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that aims to achieve health eq­uity by ad­vanc­ing ev­i­dence-based prac­tices, poli­cies, and programmin­g for the treat­ment of men­tal health and addiction. thekennedy­fo­rum.org

On­line con­do­lences may be shared with his fam­ily at www.molesworth­williams.com

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