Marcia Diamond Tobin, 90, formerly of Spartanburg, S.C., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at Northside Hospital, Cumming, Ga. She was born Jan. 17, 1932, to the late Ida Shager and Albert Diamond in Elyria, Ohio, where she lived until she was five. The family then moved to Philadelphia, Penn., where she met her late husband, Jack Tobin. They were happily married for 63 years.
She instilled values of kindness and generosity in everything she did. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Marcia was an accomplished artist, excelling in embroidery, wood sculpting, and weaving. She also created tapestries and prayer shawls for her children and grandchildren. She engaged in artwork up until the last weeks of her life, painting many days of the week.
Additionally, she was an avid reader, reading as many as five books a week.
Throughout her life, she also applied her creativity in baking and cooking for her temple community and for her family. Her specialties included mandel bread, challah, and blintzes.
Marcia was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, Spartanburg, for over 50 years, where she was a member of Hadassah and Sisterhood.
Those left to cherish her memory include six children, Steven Tobin (Abbe) of Roswell, Ga., Ian Tobin (Pat) of Atlanta, Ga., Jessica Moody of Nashville, Tenn., Jamie Tobin of Greenville, S.C., Carol Rose (Marc) of Alpharetta, Ga., and Martin Tobin (late Carole Ann) of Springfield, Va.; grandchildren, Aaron Moody of Clarksville, Tenn., Adrienne George (Chris) of Woodstock, Ga., Danielle Mitz (Evan) of High Point, N.C., Emily Tobin-LaVoy (Charlie) of Marquette, Mich., Luka Tobin of Brooklyn, N.Y., Brianna Pogal-Tobin Ciolek (Dan) of Fort Lupton, Colo., Michael Rose (Callie) of Marietta, Ga., and Dena Rose of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Hannah Madelyn West and Jacob Gregory West of Woodstock, Ga., Lily Jane Mitz of High Point, N.C., Aidan Jonah Rose of Marietta, Ga., Oliver Bear Tobin-LaVoy of Marquette, Mich., and Mackenzie Kay and Mikko Ryder Ciolek of Fort Lupton, Colo.
Graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307, conducted by Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple B’Nai Israel, 146 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29302. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.