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Tobin, Edward B. “Toby” May 20, 1939 - February 12, 2024

Edward B. Tobin, “Toby”, age 84, died February 12, 2024 at his home in Edinboro after an extended illness. Born in Erie on May 20, 1939, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Irene Kingston Tobin and a lifelong resident of Edinboro. Ed enjoyed many friendships and will be deeply missed.

After graduating from Edinboro High School in 1957, Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60, and spent time in Korea. He returned home and soon began work for GTE, a career that lasted for 28 years until his retirement in 1993. In 1975, Ed spent 3 1/2 months in Bangui, Congo, Africa installing cable for GTE.

In his younger years he loved flying, and purchased his own airplane. Ed was an avid deer hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed time at his vacation home in River Ranch, FL. He was a member of the Pioneers Club, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), a life member of Lake Edinboro Sportsman, and Engine House 39.

Family members include two daughters, Lisa Loewel and husband George of Edinboro and Lynn Woodrow and husband Mark of Raleigh, NC; three grandchildren, Joshua Loewel, Jacob and Colton Woodrow; his sister, Mary Lou Wolfe and husband John of Columbus, OH; multiple nieces and nephews; and his many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Ann Kraus, who died in 2013; and his two brothers, Gerald and Timothy Tobin.

No services are planned.

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    Janie Cochran says

    I will miss Toby. He was a great neighbor and super guy—one of the best!

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    Elaine Schultz says

    Our deepest sympathy Mary Lou on the loss of your brother. I know that my sister Donna and my brother Dave always had fun with Ed (I was a little young to join in the fun).. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.
    Elaine and Gordon Schultz

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    Dorothy Henke Truchanowicz says

    So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I was his square dance partner at Albion Ballroom and Camp Mystic in the summer. I was Eddie’s date for his high school prom. He was a great guy and a wonderful dance partner.

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    Susan Reitz says

    My husband and I will miss our neighbor, Toby. He made us feel very welcome when we moved next door to him. And he loved our dogs like they were his own. Prayers for his family.

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    Shelba Sisler says

    Remembering Toby and all the good times at River Ranch. He was such a good friend. Sad that he is gone but happy for him that he has left a life of sickness and pain to be with his beloved Emily..Rest in peace Toby. We will miss you. Our love to all your family. Ernie and Shelba

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