Paul was born June 25, 1931, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Eva Bertram Tobin and Paul H. Tobin, Sr. Even though Paul never married, he was a devoted family man to his parents, sister (Mary Desilet), nieces and nephews, his community, and the University of Idaho. Paul enjoyed working around his yard, his cats, and his good neighbors. For several years, Paul was the mayor of Potlatch, Idaho, and was also involved with various organizations associated with the University of Idaho, and the city of Potlatch.
Paul attended school in Potlatch and later went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. Like his father, Paul went to work for the Potlatch Forest mill, in Potlatch, Idaho, until the mill was closed down. He finished up his career with Potlatch Corporation, at their mill in Lewiston.
Paul is survived by his nieces and nephews, Cathy Olson, Philip Desilet, Andrew Desilet, and Jane Christensen. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and later his sister.
Memorial may be made to in Paul’s name to University of Idaho general scholarship fund.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday August 30, 2014, at 1:00 pm, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potlatch, 725 Spruce St, Potlatch, Idaho, followed by a reception at the church. Paul will be laid to rest next to his parents, in the Moscow Cemetery.
Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow is handling arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.com