John J. Tobin
Killed at: World Trade Center
From: Kenilworth, NJ
From NY Newsday October 2001:
His office was in Midtown Manhattan, but on Sept. 11, John J. Tobin had to attend a meeting downtown. There, Tobin, 47, of Kenilworth, N.J., lost his life when an act of terrorism shook the Manhattan skyline.
Though an accomplished businessman, Tobin, a senior vice president of the Finpro division of Marsh & McLennan, made no airs about his success, his wife of 24 years told the Newark Star-Ledger.
“He treated everybody the same,” said Barbara Tobin. “You wouldn’t know the kind of job he had. He didn’t drive a Lexus or wear a Rolex. He didn’t need material things.”
His wife and family, which included children Sean, 11, and Jennifer, 19, were at the center of Tobin’s life. Despite a demanding career, explained his wife, he spent his free time coaching Sean’s Little League team, helping his kids with their schoolwork, and being involved with their activities. “He pushed the kids to be the best they could be,” she said.
Tobin is also survived by his sister Margaret, brother Michael, sister-in-law Kathleen, and two nieces.
-- Jenna Kern (For
As part of the 2996 Project, we the readers and authors of Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker honor John J. Tobin and all those who were so cruelly taken from us on that fateful day. May the grace of Almighty God be bestowed on his soul and may his family find peace and comfort.