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Josephine “Jo” Ann Tobias (Castro), 94

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Josephine “Jo” Ann Tobias (Castro) , loving mother and grandmother, born in Newark, New Jersey to the late Susan Anania (Bagnola) and Nicholas Castro, passed away at the age of 94 (Green Cove Springs, Florida). Jo was a pillar in her community who was treasured by many.

Jo was a teacher for a number of years and adored working with the children. She attended Saint Luke Catholic Church and was very involved in events with the Lake Asbury Ladies’ Club. Despite being retired, she kept busy with various hobbies which included making handmade porcelain dolls, participating in community events at the clubhouse, and sharing her delicious food. Any other free time Jo had outside of her community involvement was spent happily among family and friends.

Jo was preceded in death by her dear husband, Frank, and her daughter Candace “Candy” Paxia. She is survived by her sons Keith Tobias and Jeffrey (Diane) Tobias who will fondly remember her. Her grandchildren Cameron (Jimmy) Jones, Cody (Chelsea) Tobias, Brittany (Jason) McLean, Andrew Paxia, Melissa (Rich) Cole, and Jimmy Armstrong, along with their children James “J4” Jones, Avery Jones, Sawyer Jones, Nathan McLean, Austyn Tobias, Ashley Powell, and Jason Jennette will all greatly miss their grandmother. She will also be missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Lake Asbury Community Center, 208 Branscomb Rd.

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 at 11 a.m. on April 22, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jo’s church, Saint Luke Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

Twenty-third Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me; Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the   house of the Lord forever

  • Britt M

    Grandma – I am already missing you so much. I am sad that I can no longer call you to catch up, I won’t be eating the food you make, I can’t bring Nathan to see you, and most of all I can’t hug you and see your smiling face in person. While I hear you telling me everything will be fine and not to worry about you… I can’t help but think that this giant hole in my heart will never be repaired.

    I love you always ~ Brittany