Paul H. Tobias Tribute

Colleen A. Goodin

It’s so difficult to choose just one piece of Paul to remember. He was so many good things to so many people. The space he made in this world can never be filled but will always be remembered and cherished. He embodied the delight of life. He was always interested.

I was privileged to spend many many hours with Paul. Some of those times in the rain, fog, or the relentless sun waiting for runners to cross the finish line at the end of the Tobias 5K. On one such run, we ascended the “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and while Paul and I belted out the theme from Rocky, we danced around the statue of Rocky Balboa with our hands in the air!

He and I would often find ourselves together at the end of a long weekend of Board meetings quietly reading over notes or chatting about the days’ issues. And I truly cherished his phone calls – just to talk and check-in to see how things were going.

I will miss him dearly.

A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. Mohammed