Toby Snitkin Bradley ’66 passed away from organ failure on Nov. 15, 2020.
Born in New York in 1945, Toby was a bright child who graduated High School and left for college at the young age of 16.
Attending Antioch University in Ohio, she studied French, English Literature and Math. Thanks to a professor’s midnight guidance one Winter evening, she decided to go to graduate school in Santa Barbara, CA.
Arriving in California in 1966, she attended UCSB where she earned not only her master’s degree but also a PhD in literature. There she met fellow student Gerald Bradley, and they wed in 1971. They spent several years as professors, but Toby decided to get her real estate license in 1977 and the rest of her 30 year career is history.
Welcoming a daughter in 1978, Toby was a mother, wife, Realtor and she had a tax consulting business where many of her clients were from the University.
She was well known throughout Santa Barbara, not just through real estate but also as the first Board President of the Santa Barbara chapter of CASA, through her volunteer work with Christmas Unity, and other volunteer opportunities from teaching adults to read to being a “big sister.”
Toby had a lifelong love of travel, and was able to visit many countries over her lifetime. She also shared a love of theatre with her husband and daughter, and enjoyed attending live theatre in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, NYC and abroad.
Most recently, Toby was delighted to enjoy the role of Grandmother with the birth of her grandson Connor in 2017.
Toby is survived by her Daughter Leah Carbone (Michael Carbone), her grandson Connor Carbone, her Step-Daughter Anne Curtis (Steven Curtis) and her brother Jeremy Snitkin.
Toby had long requested to have a big party in her honor at the time of her death, where everyone could laugh but also cry, eat great food and drink champagne. When it is safe to gather, we will have this memorial event for her.