John Mannion (Jack) Tobin, Jr. passed away October 20, 2018 in Mexia, Texas at the age of 78. He was born December 19, 1939 in Marlboro, Massachusetts to John and Mary Patterson Tobin. As a young teenager, Jack volunteered for a local fire department. After serving three years in the US Army, his love for firefighting became his career. Jack's retirement as Fire Chief of the Cedar Hills Fire Department in Arizona concluded his lifetime of dedication as an active fireman.
Jack married the love of his life, Mary Lou Sawyer on December 10, 1965 in Maynard, Massachusetts; they were blessed with two sons, John III and Brian. His family was his pride and joy. He enjoyed taking their boys camping, hunting, fishing and teaching them how to use firearms safely. Trains were also one of his passions; he enjoyed packing a picnic lunch and taking the family just to watch them as they passed. Jack had a deep love for Cape Cod Canal, he could sit and watch the boats travel the canal for endless hours. He enjoyed the simple things in life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Tobin.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Mary Tobin of Mexia; sons, John M. Tobin, III of AZ, Brian D. Tobin of TX; grandchildren, John, Josh and Alyssa; siblings, Patricia Larie of WI, Kathy Boothroyd of MA, Ellie Early of MA, Tommy Tobin of MA, Theresa Hastings of MA and Julie Tobin of MA; numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no public service, therefore, family request no flowers please.