Passed Away:2/10/2014

Location:Scottsdale, AZ

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Rolf Van Cott Tobiason

Tobiason, Rolf “Toby” Van Cott

83, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on February 10, 2014. Toby was born in Merrick, Long Island, New York on June 11, 1930 to Rolf Morten Tobiason and Sarah Mildred Van Cott. He had one sister, Myra. Toby served in the Air Force during the Korean War, then married Sarah Jane Bradford on August 19, 1965 in Phoenix. He worked as a counseling psychologist at Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College. As a young man, he loved to fly and ski. After moving to Arizona, Toby continued to ski every winter and played tennis year round. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Jane; children Bradford Van Cott Tobiason and Sarah Margaret Tobiason and her husband Stefan Shepherd; and two grandchildren, Margaret Anne and David Jeeyong Shepherd. Condolence may be sent to Sarah Tobiason, care of Best Funeral Services, Inc., 501 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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  1. toby tobiason says:

    Sarah, Dear, Please accept my deepest condolences over the loss of your dear Toby. I have tried to reach you, but lost your address (no excuse).

    I have retained the note I wrote you shortly after April 9, 2013 – the date my beloved Paul passed away of lung and liver cancer. The treatment did not make him ill and he had only 3 weeks of discomfort, 6 days of which he was hospitalized but with very little pain, The pain is mine – missing him so deeply, but you, too are experiencing this same lonliness. Where does time go? We were only married such a short time (in my thoughts), even though it was close to 55 years. I shall keep you in my prayers.
    Ran into a relative of yours recently – Ivy Palmer and ironically she lives only a short distance from me.
    Pray this finds you and yours healthy and bearing up under the grief. Fondly, Linda

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