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Tag: John Toomey

July 29, 2011 | 7:38 pm

John Toomey, Fired Macy’s Santa, Dies at 69

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(Bay City News Service) A man who gained fame when he was fired from his job as Santa Claus at Macy’s Union Square last year for telling off-color jokes and then rehired to preside over a local toy drive has died. John Toomey was found dead in his room at a Market Street residential hotel […]

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December 10, 2010 | 7:33 am

Watch Fired SF Santa John Toomey on The Tonight Show

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This fired Macy’s Santa story seems to have touched something amiss in the larger culture. John Toomey’s dismissal by the department store in San Francisco made headlines all around the country, and even insinuated itself into the Canadian media. Last night, when Toomey appeared on Jay Leno, he achieved what was once considered the final […]

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