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January 1, 1930 ~ June 28, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Rudolph (Rudy) J. Tobis, 93, of Trumbull, passed away June 28, 2023, in Bridgeport Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late John and Elizabeth (Minarcik) Tobis.
He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Rosemary (Balogh) Tobis, and his second wife Patricia (Olivares) Tobis, and recently by his son-in-law Edward McDowell.
He is survived by his three loving daughters, Lynn and her husband Pasquale Criscuolo, Sally McDowell, Pamela and her husband Douglas Kimball; eight cherished grandchildren Katherine and her husband Robert George, Christopher and his wife Amanda Criscuolo, Ryan and his wife Amanda Criscuolo, Miles McDowell, Molly McDowell and her husband Christopher Griffin, Abigail Kimball, Emily and her husband Noah Burns, and Hannah Kimball; and five treasured great-grandchildren Christian and Justin Criscuolo, Matthew and Max Criscuolo, and Georgiana Griffin. Rudy is also survived by his brother-in-law Edward and his wife Elaine Balogh, several nieces, nephews, and some dear friends.
Rudy was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Bridgeport Engineering Institute where he studied to become a mechanical engineer, working for various companies including Bullards, Sikorsky, AMF, Reflectone, Avco-Lycoming, Arnold Bakers, Z-Loda and Transact. Rudy had a fulfilling career that showcased his strengths of being analytical and detail oriented. Rudy prized himself on being a family man. He was abundantly proud of the daughters he and Rosemary had raised and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rudy had a charismatic personality that paired well with his love of dancing and traveling. He enjoyed playing cards, cooking, bowling, cars, art, music, television and rooting on the UConn Huskies basketball teams. He was proud of his Hungarian heritage and would cook his favorite dish, sutni szalona every summer for his family. Rudy will be greatly missed by his loved ones as he was the family’s patriarch. He was caring, thoughtful, generous, and a trustworthy confidant.
Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 9:15 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT and at 10:00 a.m. for a Christian Mass at Christ the King Church, 4800 Madison Ave. Trumbull, CT. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Rd. Trumbull, CT. Friends may pay their respects on Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.mullinsfh.com.