NILES, Ohio – John P. Tobin, age 75, died at home on December 17, 2016, under hospice care after a battle with cancer.
John was born December 30, 1940, the son of the late Leo J. and Elizabeth (Ruiter) Tobin. Born in Cortland, he lived there until he married and the couple settled in Niles.
He worked for 36 years for the Renco Group (previously WCI Steel and Republic Steel), where he was employed in the handyman shop and as an equipment operator. He retired in 2005.
One of his greatest enjoyments was anchoring the tug-of-war for WCI in the Trumbull County Corporate Cup. They won their class in 1990-91, 93, 94 and 97. In Trumbull County, they placed second twice.
On April 30, 1966, John married the former June Humberston of North Jackson. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year and traveled to Ireland, where John got to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. John loved to travel. The couple visited most of the United States and many countries of the world.
John loved to bicycle around town and the countryside. He could be seen most of the year enjoying the fresh air.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Michael Tobin and his sisters, Julia Tobin and Loretta Tobin.
He is survived by his wife, June of Niles; his son, Matthew Michael Tobin and daughter, Patti (Dean) Massery of Lake Milton. He is also survived by his sisters, Genevieve (Ron) Heineking of Cortland, Sister Mary Dianne Tobin of Notre Dame Academy in Chardon and Mary F. McCabe of Florida, as well as, his brother, Joseph L. Tobin of Columbus.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 8:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 415 Robbins Ave., Niles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles.
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A television tribute will air Monday, December 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.