Calvin J. Tobin

Highland Park, Illinois

Age 86

Guest Book

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I worked with Cal building Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview. He was a wonderful person and I grew as a manager after working with him. The world just doesn't create people like Cal everyday. I hope to leave a legacy like Cal did someday. His family must be extremely proud of his accomplishments.

I had the good fortune to have had Calvin Jay Tobin as my mentor while with Loebl, Schlossman and Hackl for over 30 years.
Cal was the ultimate architect with a strong sense of design,construction detailing, as well as the business side of architecture.
He was always ready to give advice (which I took) and spoke warmly of his family, especially Joan.
Cal was one of the most influential persons in my life. He will be missed.

I was fortunate to meet and work with Cal in the early 70's while I (we) were at Michael Reese Hospital. Cal was a gentleman and a true professional.
Bob (Robert C.) Johnson

Our sincere condolences on the passig of
a wonderful man. Cal was a vital part of
Highland Park. My wife, Reta, and I were
pleased to have been his friends.

Cal was one of the most influential Architect's in my professional career.

Cal, as a City Councilman, was one of the leaders and architect of the revitalization of the City of Highland Park downtown business district. His leadership was crucial to the success of our City.

Cal was an inspirational leader in Chicago architecture. His projects have helped heal the lives of thousands.

River Cruise in Russia

Cal was a delightful companion on our trip to Russia sponsored by the University of Michigan in 2008. We've been friends ever since. We will miss him. Our sincere condolences to all of his family including Cal's UM family. Irene and Tom Smith


Calvin's Obituaries

Tobin, Calvin Jay 86, of Highland Park. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Joan Tobin; devoted and loving father of Michael (Nancy) Tobin and Nancy (Howard) London; incredible Poppa of Rebecca (Jonathan) Feldman, Matthew Tobin, and Michelle and Jacqueline London; dear brother of Bert (Nancy)...

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