Monday, May 12th, 2014
Edward L. Tobin, 80, Celina, died at 9:30 a.m. May 10, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Montezuma, to LeRoy P. and Mary Elizabeth Mowery Tobin. His first wife, Luella Tobin, survives in St. Marys. On July 14, 1979, he married Sherry Bates Swygart Tobin, who survives in Celina.
Other survivors are sons, Ed (Peg) Tobin Jr., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Andrew Tobin, Marysville, Anthony (Susan) Tobin, North Port, Fla., Daniel Tobin, St. Marys, Timothy (Ann) Tobin, Virginia Beach, Va., Dennis (Lisa) Tobin, St. Marys, and Charles Tobin, St. Marys; daughters, Pat (Jim) Hubbard, Lima, Elizabeth (Kelly) Houseworth, New Bremen, and Tara (Tom) Mallory, Celina; stepchildren, David (Jean) Swygart, North Carolina, Pam Haffey, Celina, Randy Swygart, Mendon, and Susan (Jeff) Reohm, Willshire; a sister, Betty (Richard) Dickerson, Montezuma; 35 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was a 1952 graduate of Celina High School. He was a supervisor at New Idea, sold insurance for 30 years, sold real estate, worked at St. Marys hospital for 26 years, served as the mayor of Mendon, and worked at Community Hospital. He was a member of Living Hope Assembly of God, St. Marys, and Coldwater American Legion. He was active in The Gideons International in 1980 and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randy McKinney officiating. Burial is at Burge Cemetery, Montezuma.
Calling is 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.