Drew Tobin Obituary, Death – I wish you were here, Drew Tobin. You were the most generous, caring, considerate, and entertaining person I’ve ever encountered. I adore seeing everyone’s joyful pictures and videos of you because everybody who knew you also understood that happiness trailed you like a shadow. You were a welcome change of pace, the epitome of selfless goodwill.
I will miss seeing “Hello ManiBear!” when I check my phone. Then there would be a humorous anecdote, a killer upcoming event, or a must-listen band. You were always patient and quite sophisticated. You put the needs of others before your own and cared deeply for all of us. What was important to us was also important to you.
Even though it’s easy for anyone—myself included—to become preoccupied with their own lives, you supported me and cheered me on as though it were your own. I’ll never forget how you insisted we buy something for my mom when you were in Texas. Really, who does that? But you insisted, explaining that you wanted to thank us for hosting you, and so now every time she takes a picture of cookies, she does so on that particular cake stand. You were concerned not just for myself, but also for my loved ones.
When I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to tell you. The prospect of having you attend my wedding filled me with joy. I knew you’d appreciate the nods to the music industry here and there, and I couldn’t wait for you to meet Ellie and Kellen, who is like an extra set of parents to you. You adopt them and raise them as your own. You did it to me, and I’m sure you did the same to many others.
Not many people know this, but I’ve had suicidal thoughts many times before, and you were the one that called on my worst day. Thanks to your call, I was able to have a daughter. So much has happened because of your phone call. You made me feel valued, appreciated and loved, and I appreciate that. Trying to sum up everything excellent about you in a single paragraph is an impossible task. I’m saddened by your departure, but I take comfort in knowing you’re with Floyd in the hereafter.
In an effort to repay your generosity, I plan to play your music over and over again. Thank goodness for the memories we shared as kids; they remind me of you every time I see a pleasant face or hear a rock song. You have left an indelible mark on my life and the lives of those I love, and for that I am eternally thankful. Drew Tobin, you are a gift from God. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and a million thanks for being you. Drewton, my dear friend, you are missed.