April 19, 1984 – April 6, 2013
Just shy of his 29th birthday, Ben Tobin passed away in his Palo Alto birthplace. A fourth generation native Californian, Ben was nurtured at Preschool Family Preschool, Ohlone Elementary School, and JLS Middle School. He attended Gunn High School until he was a junior. As a senior, Ben graduated from Foothill Middle College. Following high school Ben attended College of the Siskiyous and graduated from Firefighter I Academy in May of 2004. Ben worked at Lenz Technology fabricating and performing quality assurance on custom precision metal components. He was taking a series De Anza College courses in Manufacturing and Computer Numerical Control to enhance his skills.
Ben loved nature. He was most happy when he was at the beach, hiking through a forest, swimming in a lake, or sitting around a campfire with his many beloved friends. Timber, his Siberian Husky, was his loving companion. Ben precedes his parents, Joanne and Robert Tobin; his brothers, Michael and Matthew Tobin; his grandfather, Charles Yaeger; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ben was laid to rest at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, near his deceased grandmother, Patricia Alice Yaeger.