M. Joseph “Joe” Tobin III

September 10, 1952 ‒ July 13, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Maurice Joseph Tobin, surrounded by his loving family, passed on July 13, 2021.   He fought a long courageous battle with cancer supported by the love of family and friends who have faithfully been by his side.

Joe was born on September 10, 1952.  He is the son of the late Maurice J. Tobin II and Jean Leser Tobin who survives.  Brothers and sisters include Margaret (Sol) Green of Lafayette, Indiana, Patricia (Tom) Arute of Dothan, Alabama, James (Yvonne) Tobin of Columbus, Michael (Gayle) Tobin of Paxinos, Pennsylvania, Jeannie (late Ronald) Soucy of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Thomas (Cathy) Tobin of Delaware.

Joe attended St. Mary School and graduated from Marion Catholic High School in 1970 where he excelled in basketball, football, and track.  He attended Bowling Green State University on a track scholarship graduating in 1974 with a BS in Business Administration.  His career included working for Marion Community Action, Marion Contracting Corporation, the Marion H.A.N.D. program, and his own company, Tobin Home and Building Inspections.

On June 11, 1977 Joe married the former Kathleen Hoover and together they proudly and successfully raised their three children David (Tiffani) Tobin of Lewis Center, Erick (Alison) Tobin of North Olmsted, and Amanda (Benjamin) Thiel of Powell.  Seven grandchildren include Ava and Craig Tobin, Ethan and Asher Tobin, and Elijah, Tristan, and Caden Thiel.

Joe always believed in the importance of the journey which meant yearly family vacations – educational along with a pool and an amusement park.  Early vacations included memorable camping trips, but for the last 25 years cruises, condos, and bed and breakfasts replaced those camping trips.  He and Kathy also enjoyed biking and hiking trips.  Joe coached 4th, 5th, and 6th grades boys and girls basketball.  He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Calling hours will be 3:30 to 6:30 on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St. Marion.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 with the Rev. Sol Green presiding.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Kyle Tennant on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 10:30 at St. Mary Church, 251 N Main St., Marion.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass.

Donations can be made to the Les Feldwick Ministries 30706 West Lona Valley Road Kinta, OK 74552 (www.lesfeldwick.com/donate) or Snyder Nation Foundation (www.snydernationfoundation.com).

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Joe’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Such a huge earthly loss. Andy and I will miss him dearly. One of the finest men I’ve ever met. ALWAYS put others first and was first in line to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He induced smiles and laughter wherever he went. Heaven gained a special angel.
    Prayers of comfort and peace to the Tobin family. We are so very sorry.

  • Hard to find the words to express the sorrow for this family’s loss. I was really close to the Tobin’s growing up and he always looked out for me like I was one of his sons. From his coaching us to be better men, to just being there to pick us up when we stumbled. He will forever hold a dear place in our hearts and minds. My blessings be with you all in this time.

  • Heartfelt thoughts and Prayers with the Tobin family. Heaven gained an angel this week and he is smiling down on his family and friends.

  • I was a high school classmate and friend of Joe. He was truly liked and loved by everyone and always seemed to be in a good mood. When I remember him, he is always smiling unless he was playing a sport where he had a determined and focused demeanor. My condolences to the family. We are all better people because of Joe.

  • So many memories of birthdays and graduations ,and family weekends at BG. With erick and Ali and Ethan and asher .you are all in my thoughts and prayers .erick has your smile and sense of humor .a wonderful legacy .

  • God call a very good man home to him. All who knew him will never forget his kindness. Many prayers to his family at this time. He will be missed by many

  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9

    Lord be with the Tobin family, comfort their minds and touch their hearts. Let them celebrate the eternal glory that you bless us with Lord.

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. -2 Corinthians 4:17-18

  • Sorry for your loss! He will be missed, but is now at rest with no more pain or suffering.I found when I lost my Dad that remembering all the things we did together and and things he would say helped with the pain of the loss. Prayers to all the family!

  • Bless our friends from MCH, Class 70,71 72,Jim Tobin ,73, Jeannie Augenstein Burkholder, taken too young. Oh those halls of MCH! Joes smile, most memorable! Love & prayers to ALL of us! Rest in peace, brother Joe. Love always, Amy Augenstein-Swigart, Class of ’71.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He worked for my Dad, Jim Benson at Marion Contracting and my Dad had such respect for him. I also worked there a few college summers and he was always so kind to me and fun to be around. The family is in my prayers.

  • That smile is what I remember. Joe was a classmate of mine and he was always kind, a bit shy, but generous even then. My prayers for all of his family and friends. He touched many lives and leaves behind an example for all of us. Live to the fullest with kindness. RIP Joe.

  • Uncle Joe embodied more positive attributes than we could possibly begin to list. His laughter was contagious, he loved deeply, made life fun, and was just a joy to be around. He made every trip to Ohio special and Lydia loved her countless sleepovers at 3322. Some of our best memories are in Marion, and he will be deeply missed but always remembered with joy. He was a hard fighter and finished his earthly race well. Grandpa and Uncle Joe are probably having an incredible time together right now, but our hearts this side of Heaven will surely miss him. Much love and prayers to the whole family. His spirit and love of life will live on in all of us Tobins and will be immeasurably spread to others as a result of knowing and loving Uncle Joe. We love you all!

  • I remember Joe from BGSU as a good friend and roommate of Vince. I have fond memories of him as a positive and steady influence who had an easy laugh and a quiet confidence about who he was and what was important. I count him as a friend who has remained in my heart because of his presence at a formative time in our lives. He has been someone I admired as a kind and good person who reached out to support others. My sympathy to all of his family and loved ones during this time of deep loss. May you be comforted by Love.

  • The Good Lord took one of the nicest people I ever knew. I knew Joe from the K of C . Always had a smile on his face. What a loss. May Gods peace be with his family.

  • Our hearts go out to the Tobin family. I was a close friend of his sister, Peggy, but met Joe on so many occasions. Peggy introduced me to my husband, Dick O’Brien. Joe was shy back then, but what a smile! I’ve lost touch with the Tobin family, but have always held them in my heart. Play on in heaven, Joe! Praying for strength for the Tobin family in this most stressful time. Blessings and hugs to all. May Joe rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. Prayers, blessings and hugs sent out to the Tobin family. Love you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy and will be missed by all his friends and loved ones. May his soul Rest In Peace. Marian (Thome) Kingsley and Denise Thome.

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