John Anthony Tobias

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John Anthony Tobias, 53, of Bay City, our humble, driven, and funny father, son, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, August 5, 2018. John was born in Bay City on September 4, 1964, the son of John and Sharon (Humpert) Tobias. Known for his mechanical and handy ways, John worked in the automotive field where he was talented with body work. Naturally, he enjoyed fixing up cars. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, writing, barbecuing, and was always putting others before himself. John was a man of many talents; a good man and a good father who will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for years to come. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Alexandrea Tobias and son, Travis Tobias. He was the most wonderful Papa to Gavin Wiegard and beloved son of John and Sharon Tobias. Also surviving are his siblings, Jodi (Mike) Jaskiewicz, Susan (Brad) Nettles, Tonya (Dave) Prankienas, along with many nieces, nephews, aunt, cousins, and friends. John's family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Thursday, August 16, 2018, John will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until John's 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. To John’s Family: I am truly sorry for your loss. I went to school with John. The last time I saw him was perhaps 10 years ago. He had such a big smile, a big hug, and we had a few laughs. The picture of him at the BBQ is exactly how I remember him. A bit grey! 🙂
    During this tough time you are going through, know that John had many who cared about him.

  2. Uncle John, Aunt Sharon, Jodi, Susan, and Tonya,
    So sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen John since we were kids but I remember he was always full of laughter and playing around. He was a lot of fun.
    He’ll be missed.

  3. Aunt Kitty, Uncle Coot, Jodi, Tanya and Susan. Know that I am thinking of you. I remember staying at your place a few times in the summer. Jodi and Johnny were little. I enjoyed those days.

  4. I was the old manager of Bayco where John lived. I will never forget his dogs. They were so important to him, he loved them so dearly. John was a happy man and could always make me laugh no matter what kind of day I was having. Prayers for family while you go thru this difficult time.

  5. Sorry to hear about John. He was one of my best friends growing up. I rememeber riding bikes and packing a pinic lunch to eat in the woods behind his house..We spent alot of time riding snowmobile in the fields. I seen him several years later when his kids started high school. He was a great father, so proud of his kids.

  6. Dear Jodi and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jodi and I were childhood friends and I remember John from school and from going to the Tobias home when we were kids. I am so sorry and will pray for comfort for you and your family.

  7. Hey Johnnie,
    It’s been a long time, almost 50 years. Can you believe it? But I remember the family get togethers. I remember you always laughing, goofing, funning around. I have good memories about you buddy. When I see your picture here in this obituary, it’s like seeing my little childhood cousin, just the same. You really haven’t changed. It’s quite astounding. I saw Jodi in Kroger some months back and it’s the same. She looks just like I remember her as when we children. So, to see you here, my childhood family cousin, gone, it’s unbelievable. I still see you as the child you were, that we were. And to know that you’re gone is shocking. It just shouldn’t be. I can’t get you out of my mind little buddy. It’s just tragic. It’s not fathomable. You should still be here. I’m stunned. Even though we’ve been apart all these years, even though, childhood memories really stick in one’s mind. I can see your face in my mind’s eye so easily. This, the truth, I will miss you lil Johnnie. You were a great lil cousin, nice kid, funny, full of life, a laugh a minute. This isn’t a goodbye buddy; it’s see you later. Love you cousin John. You take care lil guy.

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