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Bob Tobin

June 10, 1920 — March 12, 2011

Bob Tobin, 90 of Crane, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel with Rabbi Sydney Zimelman officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Odessa at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in the Temple Beth El section of the cemetery.
After the graveside services, a reception will follow at the Sunset funeral home, followed by a Shiva service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Crane.

Bob was the youngest son of Hannah and Samuel Tobin. He was born on June 10, 1920 in Passaic, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by three sisters, and one brother.

While Bob was working in the Brooklyn Navy yard in 1942, he was drafted. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army. While stationed in San Antonio at Ft. Sam Houston, he met his future wife, Helen Passur. In May, they would have been married 66 years.
When Bob was discharged from the Army, he married Helen and moved to West Texas to the City of Crane. He then became the co-owner with his brother-in-law, Charlie Passur and his wife, Bernice in the thriving retail clothing store called T&P Clothiers.
The business remained in Crane for 53 years, and at the age of 79, Bob retired.

Bob loved to play golf on the weekend with his many friends at the Crane Country Club. He had a passion for the sport. He was a member of the Crane Chamber of Commerce; the American Legion; and the Temple Beth El. He practiced Judaism and always remained devoted to his faith.

Bob doted on his family-all women. His wife, two daughters, Susan and Lanie and their daughters, Brittany and Natalie.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Tobin of Crane; two daughters, Lanie Hill of Crane, and Susan Chisum of Chicago, IL; two granddaughters, Brittany Chisum of Chicago, IL and Natalie Hill of Austin, TX; two nieces, Helen Jacob of Mont Clair, New Jersey and Harriet Goldstein of Hartsdale, New York; one nephew, Paul Stern of Houston, and one special sister-in-law, Evelyn Stern of San Antonio.

Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather and his family, and the people in the West Texas community will miss him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Diabetes Association; the American Cancer Society; and American Heart Association.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bob Tobin, please visit our flower store.


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