In Memory

James Tobie

James Tobie

James Richard "Jason" Tobie

October 13, 1943    ~    June 26, 2020

Eva Tobie, Jason's wife, has notified the website of his passing.  Her announcement may currently be found on the website's Home Page.  You may have known him as Jim, Dick, or Jason.  He seemed to be trying out different nicknames to find a good fit. Eva wrote that about 40 years ago, just before they met, he unofficially changed his name to Jason.  She put JR "Jason" Tobie on his cemetery plaque, noting that, "We had a very touching and beautiful zoom memorial for friends and family.  He didn't want an obituary and wanted to be remembered as soaring in the sky!"

Logged-in website members are invited to post comments, memories, and tributes below.
Non-members may send messages to, along with their names and class year at Los Altos High School - or other connection to Jason - to be posted by a website administrator.

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02/26/21 03:04 PM #1    

Ron Nelson

Really sorry to learn of Dick's passing.  He was one of the good guys.

02/27/21 05:43 AM #2    

Randolph Spears

Tobie reached out to me as an oncologist a few years ago regarding his diagnosis and management, although in Sacramento about 2 hours away, specifically because I was a LAHS classmate '62  (but had changed schools 2 years prior in '60). It greaves me to learn of his passing, I can speak to his personal courage and loyalty to friends of the past as among the  highest in my half century in medicine.

03/01/21 12:15 AM #3    

Virginia Small (Chambers)

Thanks for sharing James' wishes with us, Eva.  We will miss him and you at our reunions.  He was a great guy and I will think of him as soaring... something a pilot would want to do and probably did for many years.  I am praying that God and the love of many friends will comfort you at this difficult time...  Love, Ginni 


03/03/21 09:55 AM #4    

George Bray

Wow....what a shock!.  I last saw "Dick" in October, 2019 when he visited here in AZ.  I hadn't seen him since a brief encounter at the 50th Renunion.  We talked about fly fishing in Montana in the not-too-distant future, but sadly that was not to be.  Rest in peace my friend and fellow swimmer. 


03/04/21 08:45 AM #5    

Stephanie Ashby (Chapple)

I will always remember Dick's laugh!!!  So sad... Best wishes to his family.... 

03/05/21 08:37 AM #6    

Gary Wey

Dick and I were best friends in Jr High, we had a great time just being kids.  The last time we talked was in Jan 2020.  We were planning an Idaho fly fishing trip.  I will miss him.

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