Toby L. Tobias
November 13, 2020
Toby L. Tobias, 65, of Pine Grove, left this world peacefully, after a long and bumpy ride, on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was born to Joan (Klinger) and Earl Tobias on April 15, 1955 at Fort Dix, NJ. Toby grew up doing his best to help his mom, and often his beloved Nana Klinger, wrangle his younger siblings. There was no big brother you’d rather have next to you.
True to his Boy Scout past, Toby was always prepared, no matter the situation, with the right tools for the job, which if nothing else was a trusty, well-honed pocket knife.
Working construction on the road with his step-father Jim Hall, led him to Western Pennsylvania, where he met the love of his life, Ann. They were married on June 11, 1977 . In December of 1980, their daughter Lacey came along, and turned a biker into a guy who would build Barbie Dream Houses, occasionally end up with pink foam rollers in his hair, and on one very memorable occasion stayed up all night sewing seed pearls and rhinestones onto a costume for a baton competition.
After hanging up his Harley, Toby was known to be seen cruising around in the convertible, often with Raggs or Buck by his side, long grey hair and beard blowing in the wind. That this wizard chose to depart this plane on Friday the 13th is not lost on those who knew him, one last wave of his crystal staff, and a dash of mischief for the road. His artistic talents flourished in the many beautiful one of a kind pieces of jewelry he created.
Toby was always ready with a wink and a grin, the first one on the dance floor, and the last one at the party, he did not want a big, sad fuss made over him.
There will be a private graveside ceremony, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity close to your heart in his memory. Family and friends will gather at a later date to celebrate his life.
Toby was preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Earl, his step-father Jim Hall, and his beloved Nana and Grandpa, Alverta and Harvey Klinger. Siblings Donnie and Debbie Hall.
Toby is survived by his wife, a daughter, Lacey, Chapel Hill, NC. Siblings Jimmy Tobias and wife Erin, Patsy Martin and husband Jay, Patrick Tobias and wife Tina and Bill Hall and wife Melissa all of Pine Grove, PA. Linda Sutton and husband Henry of Oveido, FL. Many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins, and we’d be remiss to leave out the many dear friends gathered to him over the course of a lifetime, who he considered family. You all held a place in his enormous, gentle heart.
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