SOUTHINGTON - William "Bill" R. Tobin, 67, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Mavis (Greene) (Knapp) Tobin.
Born in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 28, 1945, he was the son of the late William W. and Jean (Randall) Tobin. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam Era. Bill primarily worked in retail sales at the former G. Fox & Company, Cambridge Soundworks in the West Farms Mall, and was a former VP with Royal Typewriter Co. A Southington resident for many years, he was a member of the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and The Hundred Club. Bill was also an avid collector of police memorabilia.
Besides his wife of the last thirteen years, Bill is survived by his children, William and his wife, Lynne Tobin, of McDonough, Ga., Patrick Tobin and his wife, Ahnya Redman, of Morgantown, W.Va., Maria and her husband, Norman Kiener, of North Las Vegas, Nev.; his stepchildren, David Knapp, of Plainville, Stacey Knapp Breton, of Bristol; two sisters, Sharon Tobin and her partner, Shannon Steck, of Hollywood, Calif, Sue and her husband, Steve Craver, of Batavia, Ohio; niece, Michelle and husband, Scott Singleton, of Milford, Ohio; grand-nephews, Conner and Justin; and six grandchildren, Jacqueline Tobin, Samantha Kiener, Elliott, Milo, Nicolette, and Hannah Tobin.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., in Southington. The family will receive condolences at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hundred Club of Connecticut, P.O. Box 419, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Visit www.dellavecchiafh.com
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