William R. "Bill" Tobias, Jr.

William R. “Bill” Tobias,Jr., 54 yrs., of Honey Brook, died as a result of the Covid 19 virus on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Brandywine Hospital.

He was born on Wednesday, August 24, 1966 in Alexandria, VA. Bill was the husband of Christine D. (Trego) Tobias, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.

He was a district manager for Sears and later was a truck driver for Risbon Excavating of Honey Brook. Bill was a member of the F. & A.M. Howell Lodge # 405 of Honey Brook, where he served as past master of the lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Reading & Toastmasters International of New Holland, a mentor to the 5th Masonic District of the PA Grand Lodge and an Eagle Scout. Bill enjoyed woodworking and was known as Mr. Fix it to many.

He is survived in addition to his wife, by his son, Robert Tobias, and beloved family, Tracie Tobias, Joyce Turner, Melanie Heath, Lori Coffman and Beth Tobias-Hires.                                      
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11 AM from The Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook Pa., with Pastor A. Preston Van Duersen officiating. A masonic service will be held at 10:30 AM, conducted by Bill’s fellow lodge brothers. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 AM.

Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing.

For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com

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You will be missed brother. I will always remember your upbeat attitude and your love for the masons. Rest In Peace Buddy.

~ Chuck Paul East Earl,
4/29/2021 3:39:49 PM

I will never forget everything you did for me my Brother. I will miss the joy you brought every time you walked into a room. I thank you for being a great mentor and guide for me. You will be deeply missed my friend.

~ Dan Maher Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
4/28/2021 5:55:14 PM

Farewell, my brother.

~ Jim Stephens
4/28/2021 5:52:13 PM

Brother Bill, it has been my distinct pleasure to have known you. You demonstrated brotherhood to all with a smile and a kind, heartfelt greeting. I appreciate your willingness to help my dad and I with Masonic items. You were always ready to cheerfully lend a hand. This also speaks to your being a fellow Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Unfortunately, I will be Scouting during your service. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Rest easy until we meet around the campfire of the Great Scoutmaster.

~ Edward B Carvell Jr Lancaster, Pa
4/27/2021 7:27:39 PM

You were a man that always greeted others with a smile. I admired you for your dedication to your family and friends. You are truly missed.

~ Cheryl Bennett
4/27/2021 11:47:41 AM

A heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating just the same. I don't even know where to start....so many memories and not one of them I don't like. One of the times when you were home and I was a pre-teen, we were at the park and you said that you could throw me in the lake. I laughed and told you "No way". In true Billy fashion, you picked me up and I was squealing as you walked calmly down to the shore of the lake and plopped me down at the edge of the water. I gave him a weak punch and stomped off. You always made me laugh, I could tell you anything...you always made me feel like I belonged, especially when I was awkward and trying to hide. This world is definitely less bright without you in it. I can't even put into adequate words how privileged I am to have a brother worth missing. The last time I talked to you on the phone, we both said "I'll talk to you tomorrow, love you!" Tomorrow didn't happen...I wish I would have told you how much I appreciated you and your patience with me.

~ Beth Tobias Hires
4/27/2021 9:33:23 AM

Bill, you are my soulmate and my world. I will miss you making me laugh every day, your warmth at night, and your loving energy that always helped me through the day. My only hopes are that you are now without pain and suffering, that you finally get to meet my dad, play with Gaiea again, and watch over me until we meet again. My knight in shining armor, please Rest In Peace ~ your Lady Christine

~ Christine Tobias
4/26/2021 6:50:28 AM

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