Tod Friend spent virtually every day at Tomales Bay Oyster Company, which he bought in 2009.   Louis Jaffe

Tod Friend, a hard-working oysterman who protested against the Vietnam War and was known for his generosity, charm and modest lifestyle, died last month in a boat accident on Tomales Bay. He was 70 years old.

Tod’s reputation was one of perseverance and dedication, both in caring for his family and friends and in his . . .

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