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November 27, 2009

John Tobin Jr.

John Joseph Tobin Jr., 84, of Findlay and formerly of Fostoria, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.



He was born in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 18, 1925, to the late John Joseph and Mary Emma (Kuenz) Tobin Sr. He married Betty Ruth Lemay in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in death in May of 1978.



John then married Betty J. (Borkosky) Fillhart on May 25, 1979 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and she survives in Findlay.



Also surviving are daughters, Teresa (William) Clark and Anne M. Tobin, both of Findlay and Dr. Jonna Tobin of Lenoir, N.C.; sons, Kevin and Thomas Tobin, of Fostoria, Tim Tobin of Chicago and Chad (Sara) Tobin of Columbus, Ohio; stepsons, Jeffrey (Marie) Fillhart of Lakeside, Ariz., and Douglas (Susanne) Fillhart of Argyle, Texas; and stepdaughter, Sandra (Jay Colebank) Fillhart of New Riegel; grandchildren, Chalon Beatty, Jeremiah Lord, Matthew and Brittany Clark, Ian Eidt, Sean, Levi, Molly and JD Tobin; stepgrandchildren, Cody and Carly Colebank and Nikolas and Lily Fillhart; great-grandchildren, Chase Oler and Emily Tobin; brothers, Frank (Irene) Tobin of Orlando, Bernard (Agnes) Tobin and Jerome (Denise) Tobin of Mt. Vernon; and sisters, Esther Cahill of Mt. Vernon and Grace (Herman) Aydt of Nashville.



John was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory J. Tobin, and sisters Joann Licata and Lucille Andrews.



John served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force 504th Bomb Group 313th Wing in World War II. He was a 50-year member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria; a 50-year member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, serving as president for many years; charter member of the Mt. Vernon Knights of Columbus; Fostoria Knights of Columbus; and the Findlay AMVETS. He retired after 31 years of service as production control manager for Chrysler Corp., Fostoria Foundry Plant, in 1981, and worked for H & R Block for 12 years in both Tiffin and Findlay, as well as having a private tax preparation service for many years.

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