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In Memory: Rebecca Tobias

Rebecca Tobias. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Enquirer.

Rebecca Tobias, 67, a retired social worker and National Association of Social Workers member who specialized in elderly and hospice care, died March 31 from brain cancer.

A decade ago Tobias helped create  Living Independently for Elders (LIFE), a program sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

She and her husband Stephen were also featured in the recent four-part PBS series “This Emotional Life,” discussing how they benefitted from marriage counseling.

Rebecca is also survived by sons Jacob and Zachary. To read her obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer click here.

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  1. I met Rebecca when I was an MSW student working at Einstein 18 yrs ago. To me she was a role model of excellence, a social worker I aspired to be like. May her memory be for a blessing. My sincerest sympathy to her family.

  2. Wherever you may be Rebecca, we love you.
    Ada, Loli and Vicen.
    Valencia (Spain)

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