William Tobin

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William Patrick Tobin, JR, 87, of Manns Harbor, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Nags Head. Mr. Tobin was born in Tulare, South Dakota and was retired from El Cerrito High School in California as a teacher. He graduated from San Franciso State University and was assistant director of the Earth Science Institute at University of California at Berkley. Mr. Tobin served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy serving in the Battle of Okinawa.
He was the son of the late William P. Tobin, Sr and the late Cora Aiken Tobin and husband of the late Marnelle LeTendre Tobin.
Surviving are two daughters, Carole Smith and husband Bill of Elko, NV and Janet Tobin of Hercules, CA Jim Tobin and wife Tammy of Manns Harbor and Bill Tobin and wife of Sherie of El Dorado, CA; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Guide Dogs For The Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950.

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  1. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    Our sympathies to Jim and Tammy and others in Mr. Tobin’s family. A teacher and a veteran — a member of a wonderful generation that served our Country well.

  2. Danny J. Smith (Summit, MS)

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He helped me out for several years by teaching science and special ed at Emigrant Gap School (a one-room school in California) even though he was retired. I was very fortunate to have known him and Marnie as friends. I will miss him greatly, he was indeed one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. My condolences to all his family and friends.

  3. Bonnie Bennett

    Jim & Tammy,
    So, so very sorry to hear of your loss….you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! With my Deepest Sympathy – Bonnie Bennett

  4. Mitchell and Connie Bateman

    Jim and Tammy,
    It’s never easy, May God’s love and strength help you through this time.

  5. Milton Eaton

    Jim and Tammy
    Please accept our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. Your father was from a great generation who gave, for sure, a lot to this country. I still remeber the wonderful conversations we had during his summer visit to the harbor. He will be missed.
    Milton and Javan

  6. Russ and Jenni Kinsman

    We loved your dad and mom so much! They really filled a void in our kids’ lives as surrogate grandparents. We will always remember the popcorn and lemonade Christmas parties at their house. They were the best neighbors ever and their picture sits in a place of honor in our living room along with all of our other grandparents.

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