Steven R. Tobias

November 27, 1951November 7, 2020

Steven R. Tobias, age 68, Fort Wayne, was received into the loving arms of Jesus on November 7, 2020 at Signature Health Care in Fort Wayne. He was born in Marion, Indiana November 27, 1951 and was the son of Bonnie M. Cypher and the late Jack R. Tobias. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1970 and was very active in sports including basketball, football and baseball. He was in the National Honor Society and attended Wabash College. He enjoyed family, friends, sports and reading. He is survived by his mother Bonnie M. Cypher of Venice, FL, sisters Marcia (Ronald) Sanders of Angola, IN, Nancy (David) Kline of Auburn, IN, brother Richard (Jeanne) Tobias of Decatur, IN and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Jack R. Tobias, grandparents, aunts and uncles. A private family graveside service will be held at a later time at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. The family wants to give special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Park Center and Signature Health Care. Preferred memorials to Park Center in Fort Wayne. Arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.



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Gary Carnes

November 17, 2020

I knew Steven when we were children and I was his eight-year older cousin. We spent time together on our grandparents' farm, which was a good place to learn many life lessons and skills. He excelled at sports and performed well academically, and at other times his health was impaired. When Steven became an adult, he was fortunate to have a loving mother and a caring sister who helped him through his difficulties. We have many good memories of Steven.

Dennis Gordon

November 15, 2020

My earliest memories of Steve predate our overlapping years at Kekionga and Elmhurst by at least a decade. We attended the same church; his parents and mine were part of the same Sunday school group so that relationship brought us together periodically. He was a year ahead of me and had built a solid reputation by the time I reached Kekionga. He was smart, athletic, friendly, popular, and modest to a fault. Our interests took us in different directions but when our paths crossed, he always had a smile on his face and a positive word to pass along. His reputation grew at Elmhurst and so did the high regard in which all held him. I send sincere condolences to his mother and siblings, all of whom I recall fondly. Peace be with you. I pray that's what Steve has found finally.

Nancy Rust Bodeker

November 14, 2020

So many childhood memories with the Tobias family. My prayers are with you all.
Nancy Rust Bodeker

Becky Hoffman Gardner

November 14, 2020

I always liked Steve. He had a calmness about him. He always was smiling and was so upbeat and happy! You’ll be missed Steve. Sympathy thoughts and prayers to all of the Tobias family members! God bless you all!

Jim Hansen

November 14, 2020

Steve was one of my great childhood friends. He was truly one of the most exceptional individuals I ever knew. A talented and tenacious athlete, he was the star pitcher on my Elmhurst Little League team, Evans Products, leading us to four straight championships and to the 1964 12-year All Stars Fort Wayne City Championship. At Kekionga Junior High he was our star forward on our basketball team that won three consecutive Fort Wayne City Championships. Through high school I was in many classes with him and no one was more intelligent or hard-working. He was a leader in Student Council. He was also one of the most modest and generous human beings I ever knew. I loved Steve Tobias and will never forget him. Godspeed, Toby.

Rebekah Rahrer-Ladnier

November 14, 2020

I have a wonderful memory of Steve that I would like to share with his family.
Although, Steve and I graduated from Elmhurst together we didn’t know each other very well in high school. But in 1971 we bumped into each other at the Airmen’s Club in Wichita Falls, Tx. We were both in Air Force training and for me it the first time I had been away from home for that long, so I was seriously homesick.
It was so good to see a familiar face that we just hugged each other! We had a great time that evening talking about home. Steve was so genuinely warm and kind and he made me feel a lot better. I remember wishing we had become better friends in high school because he was really a great guy.

I am so very sorry to hear of his passing.
I pray the Lord will bring comfort to you, his family and loved ones, during this difficult time.
My memory of a Steve will always be a cherished one.

Scott Overmyer (Stolte)

November 14, 2020

I hadn’t seen Steve in years, but we went to Elmhurst together. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Thomas Draper

November 14, 2020

Steve was my friend when we attended Elmhurst High School from 1968 until 1970. We shared interests in sports, academics, school politics, and helping others. Being his friend benefitted me and helped form my character. Thank you, Steve.

Tom Yoder

November 14, 2020

I knew both Steve and his family quite well. We spent time together regularly both at Elmhurst and later, including lunch at Wendy’s every Monday into the late 1980’s. He was a good man who faced his challenges with grace and humor. Condolences to his family. May you Rest In Peace, my good friend.

Joe Pronesti

November 13, 2020

Went to Elmhurt High with Steve. He was always fun to be around. Was always in a good mood. Prays and thoughts to his family.


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