Mark G. Tobin


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Mark G. Tobin

image of Mark G. Tobin


Mark G. Tobin passed away suddenly on December 9, 2020. Mark was born in Detroit, MI on February 2, 1951. He attended St. Mary of Redford High School and graduated from Michigan State University. In 1973, he married his high school sweetheart, Claudia Paladino. Mark and Claudia moved to Woodinville, WA where they lived for 40+ years and raised their two sons, Joshua and Zachary.

For over 40 years, Mark was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union. He loved his family, fishing, a good joke, MSU sports, music, road trips to National Parks, and an occasional visit to the casino.

Mark was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Claudia, his father George, his mother Geraldine, and his sister Joanne Tobin Koch. He is survived by his sons, Joshua J. Tobin (Karina) and Zachary G. Tobin (Reese Havlatka), his grandchildren Isabella, James and April, and his siblings Mary, Michael, Tim, Geraldine Escott and Paula Newbold.

Cremation arrangements were made by Barton Family Funeral Home, Kirkland, WA. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

13 Responses to “Mark G. Tobin”

  • Joe Bauer says:

    Mark was a terrific person from the SUPER Tobin family of SMR. I remember Mark as the younger brother of Mary, Mike & Tim. My sympathy to the Tobin’s in addition to my prayers.

  • Carol Nadler says:

    I have been a huge fan of the entire Tobin family since freshman year at U.ofM. when I roomed with Mark’s sister Mary. And what a wonderful family it has always been! I am really saddened by Mark’s sudden and unexpected passing, and my heart goes out to the whole family on their loss. Mark was always smiling, handsome, funny, and kind and he will certainly be missed.

  • Tom Carbott says:

    RIP Mark…a great teammate, good friend, and creator of a lot of good memories at SMR. Prayers for the Tobin family.

  • Eleanor McMahon Ireland says:

    Mary so sorry to hear of your brother Mark passing. Sincere condolences to you and the extended Tobin family. May he RIP. Eleanor McMahon Ireland

  • Virginia Louise Latimer says:

    He was an amazing guy. I’ve known him since he was 3 years old. He was one of the best of the best. He was an integral part of the Tobin Clan. Our family will miss him. Sending lots of love and hugs to his children, grandchildren and siblings.

  • John F Kelley says:

    The news about Mark is just so sad and ironic. Just days earlier I had been thinking about my mother, how she loved visiting Cedar Bluff each summer, and how much fun she and her two sisters must have had with all of the O’Farrell girls, her close cousins; I was glad she lived to 97, but I felt sorry for her that she had outlived all of her sisters and beloved cousins and could no longer visit them. Now I’m beginning to understand what she must have felt. I had so much fun, myself, visiting the Tobins in Cedar Bluff every summer! Mark was my age so we naturally played together and had many little adventures. He was always smiling, happy, and very fun to be around. As the years went by, and we grew older, he began to regale me with his tales of high school experiences in Track and Football. He was a hilarious storyteller and the scenarios he brought to life are still strongly in my memory. I’m so very thankful that I got to share those youthful times with Mark, and with all of the wonderful Tobin clan! My sincere condolences go out to Joshua and Zachary and their families; and especially to Mary, Mike, Tim, Geraldine, and Paula, all of whom I hope to see again, in a future visit to Cedar Bluff!

  • Chris Klosterman says:

    My sister Kim and I lived on Rutland Street, not far from the Tobins, and also attended St Mary’s of Redford. Kim was close to Joanne, and I got to know Mark. I visited Mark and Claudia in Woodinville a few times, but eventually lost touch. What a shock to learn they are both gone. I will miss them.

  • Ita Hickey, Ireland says:

    Mary, my deepest condolences to you, Michael, Tim, Deanie, Paula, his sons & their families on Mark’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim Sniley says:

    Tobin family, Mark was an exceptional person. I have many fibd memories of our time together at SMR. You are in my thoughts and prayers .
    Jim Smiley

  • Terry Graham says:

    Mark and Claudia were my CO-PILS (Co-Parents-in-law) for several years. Because of the geographical distance, I didn’t see much of them, but always considered Mark one of the kindest people I know. He will be greatly missed!

  • Mary Ann Chory says:

    One of the priceless perks of marrying my husband Jay Kelley was the privilege of getting to know his cousins: The Tobins. Hanging out with their parents and their children in Michigan was always a treat. We even had the opportunity to visit with Mark and his beautiful family in Seattle. Mark was always so kind and sweet. It was wonderful to see how much his family especially his sisters treasured him. His sudden loss is a tragedy and I can only offer my most heartfelt condolences to his entire family. Mark will be missed. Hugs.

  • Bob Gariepy says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Tobin Family at this difficult time. God bless.

  • Kathie Lauzis says:

    Sooo thankful for the love that Mark shared with his wife….. his sons…… and their families. His grandchildren loved him dearly and will cherish all the memories they made together. A great husband, father, and grandpa that will be missed by all. He made a positive impact on many and will be greatly missed…..

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