All of us at Out In Jersey are sad today. Tobias Grace, one of Out In Jersey magazine’s founders and editor emeritus, has passed away. We have no additional information as of now. But as soon as we do we will pass it along.
— Billy George on Facebook January 6 at 7:45 PM · —
“Professor Tobias Grace, educator, editor, fantasy writer, lover of British history and veteran of the stonewall area, gay liberation, AIDS, and marriage equality passed away in home. He was a very important person in my life and I will miss him terribly.
“I met him at a very vulnerable time in my life. I was at a low point in many ways and needed guidance, patience and love. He provided all that and so much more. He became a mentor, friend and family member. He gave me so many amazing people who will continue to be a part of my life. He brought me food when I was too poor to buy it. He gave me comfort when I was sad. He edited every single one of my papers in undergrad and taught me to write.
“He helped me develop my spiritual side and was a vesicle of great knowledge. I could go on and on. Most importantly, he was a kind, loving soul in a world that needed one. I know many of you didn’t know him but he was a very important person.”
The last article Toby Grace penned for Out In Jersey was posted live this week. 2019 – The Year of the Wolves. Steven Frank, a college friend and writer penned this tribute on the Monmouth Musing blog and on his blog Frankly Chatting. And many folks are posting their thoughts on our Facebook page. If you wish to follow the comments online visit the page at facebook.com/OutInJersey/