Lee Tobel

Lee Tobel

August 7, 1953 - March 19, 2019

            Lee Tobel, 65, of Bay City, Texas went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with kidney cancer.

            A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Bay City Country Club.

            Lee was born on August 7, 1953 in Queens, New York and was a 1971 graduate of Calhoun High School in Merrick, NY.  He married the love of his life, Susan Valerie DeTommaso on June 9, 1974.  He worked most of his life as an I&C Technician for numerous nuclear power plants across the country, including South Texas Project, Comanche Peak and Diablo Canyon, and made many dear friends along the way.  Lee touched the lives of nearly everyone he met.

            Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Clarita Kieffer; foster brother, Andrew Lavin; brother, Carlo Tobel and sister, Carmen Sanborn.

            Survivors include his wife Susan; daughter, Carrie Young and husband Robert of Granbury; sisters, Sunny Kieffer of Idaho, Karol Dodson of Arizona and Kathy Gates of Kentucky; grandchildren, Christian and Caleb Luersen and Angela Young; great-grandson, Levi Luersen; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends whom he loved like family.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UT Southwestern Kidney Cancer Program at the following website: https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/kcpdonate