Bruce L. Tobias

Bruce L. Tobias, 68, of Woodridge, a former 30-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away April 14, 2024.

He was born in Chicago in 1955 to Ralph and Anna Tobias.

At age 18, Bruce entered the fire service as a cadet, serving for 15 years until he retired from the Hinsdale Fire Department in 1983. He married Patrice Foster on June 26, 1975, in Hinsdale.

In 1975, Bruce entered into business with his father-in-law as co-owner of Foster ServiceMaster, and in 1998 joined ServiceMaster DSI, with whom he was employed until the time of his death. Bruce was also a longtime member of the DuPage Amateur Radio Club, serving as chairman of the ARRL North American Field Day for 25 years.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Patrice; his children, Erin (Joshua) Boyce, Patrick Tobias and Meaghan (Ryan) Evans; his grandchildren, Liam and Ronin Boyce and Nora, Ella, Quinn and Reese Evans; his sister, Dianna (John) Tomisek; his nephew, Todd Tomisek; his niece, Dianna (James) Cates; and his great-niece and -nephews, Brandon, Alyssa, Jack and Luke.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Adolf & Powell Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. Family and friends will meet for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation NICU, 120 N. Oak Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521 (online at

Arrangements by Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale.