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Wayne Nils Tobiasson

Wayne Nils Tobiasson

April 1st, 1939 - August 14th, 2020

Memorial Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17huvQ9OrIactXjdrUDzDguVGl2lUDHpaWZrZxYGC4a0/edit?usp=sharing

Biography


It is a conundrum to write about a person who wanted to publicly thank all the great people who have made his life deeply meaningful instead of talking about his own accomplishments…


“As a small boy, I spent many, many years down in the West Indies” Wayne would start a lecture or speech hoping that someone would chuckle at his Harry Belafonte reference. From there he’d effortlessly slide musical, poetic, or nautical tales into even the driest of engineering subjects or perfectly come up with a song or quote well-suited to the dinner conversion. Wayne actually grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, the elder of two boys who collected stamps, built model railroads, SCUBA dove, and both made their way into highly specialized technical engineering careers. They were brought up with a strong and influential Swedish immigrant heritage, that brought with it a resolute work ethic, enduring cultural ties, and a set of cousins that Wayne to his last days treasured and stayed close with.


Wayne studied Civil Engineering at Northeastern University (BSCE 1961) and Dartmouth College’s Thayer School (MEng 1974). With the Northeastern Coop program, he had early opportunities to dabble in cold regions projects. He first came to work in Hanover NH in 1958 as an undergraduate, eventually moving there permanently and working at the US Army Corps of Engineers: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). He had a rewarding 39-year career with CRREL, retiring in 1997 and continued to consult on his specialty topics in which he provided national contributions up until his death. His work took him across the US with many treks to Alaska, and internationally to Scandinavia, Greenland, and the South Pole. With all his travel, he gathered and created stories and adventures of challenging engineering feats. He and a team came up with a creative way to move a 3300-ton DEW Line Ice Cap early warning radar station building across snow to improve the structures’ foundations as the accumulating snow created instabilities. He helped compile a team from the private sector, the Navy, and CRREL to help identify a structural defect with the geodesic dome that sits on the South Pole and then led the team to repair the dome. His love of cold regions work extended to civilian applications and he was instrumental in the national snow load research and standards design, contributing over 100 technical papers to the field. He attributed his interest and success to key mentors at CRREL and several professional organizations he worked with throughout his career.


Wayne was an invited lecturer at numerous universities and technology institutes in the US and abroad. He regularly spoke at conventions, conferences, and symposia and created numerous short courses on roofing for the Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI). He was awarded the Army Research and Development Achievement Award in 1970 for his concept of moving the DEW line DYE site buildings in Greenland. In 1990 he received the CRREL Technology Transfer Award for developing national snow load design criteria and in 1992 was the US Army Corps of Engineers “Engineer of the Year.” In 1997 he received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) “CAN-AM Civil Engineering Amity Award” and in 1998 the first William C. Cullen Research Fellowship of the National Roofing Foundation to further studies of roof ventilation to eliminate chronic icing at building eaves. He was a member of the ASCE, Past Chairman of the ASCE Task Committee on Snow and Rain Loads, Past President of the Eastern Snow Conference, 1996 Chairman of the Federal Roofing Committee, and honorary member of the Roof Consultants Institute and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire.


Wayne married Elizabeth Allen in 1966 and together they raised three daughters who he taught to wield an axe, sing sea shanties, explore the wilderness from the white mountains to the Chilkoot Pass in Alaska, and to pay attention to “the details”. He brought innumerable people and their stories to all of us. In his last day as he reflected on his life, it was those mentors, friends, relatives, and their adventures and lessons that he valued most of all and that he wanted to thank for helping him lead such a great journey. He attributed much of the joy in his lifetime to having Elizabeth by his side for 54 years, combining their creative skills to improve the home, the community, and the world.


He was an engineer who thought carefully through technical requirements all while producing elegant and artistic outcomes that often tucked the engineering out of the way. His design and building skills were with him throughout his life and he kept detailed daily notes, often on three-by-five cards he kept at the ready next to his mechanical pencils in his shirt pocket. As a construction-precocious teen he built a motorboat and sets of water skis for a lake in NH. From practical projects such as creative and space-efficient ways to store nails, to custom-designed furniture, to entire houses, Wayne was a builder. He learned carpentry skills from a family that built most anything. He was often pleased to present a thoughtfully hand-carved plaque to a mentor or friend upon a great accomplishment. The most rewarding of these plaque projects were the series of “Point of Pince” plaques he crafted for annual “Geriatric Adventure Society” cross-country ski adventures in the Dartmouth Grant.


He designed and, with Elizabeth and family members, built a cherished family home in Etna that emerged from the blasted granite of New Hampshire. Never one to waste any material, over the years they formed the excavated rock into winding graceful stone walls that welcomed family and friends to a house of creative angles with sweeping views across the Connecticut River Valley. The custom three-story home built around a central stone chimney and fireplaces with its steady stream of modifications held adventures aplenty for his three daughters and later their own families to enjoy. While Wayne loved the Etna house and the project of constructing with his own hands, the community and the people he met and journeyed with were what he valued most. Neighbors regularly lent a hand to one another, working to make the earth and neighborhood a more hospitable place and celebrated Christmas with local trees cut by hand and hauled out of the woods with an oxen-drawn wagon. He enjoyed learning about how others performed their professions: being gifted with the pen or the scalpel or the Kubota. He flew a flag for the local NH elementary school at the South Pole in conjunction with a program about Antarctica. He regularly looked for an opportunity to share his knowledge and love of the many cold places he explored, to convey the adventures and his appreciation of people he found in these beautiful and harsh environments. To Wayne, the people he encountered were the best part of any journey.


Wayne always loved the sea and the Maine coast with its pink granite, tall straight spruce, soaring ospreys, and historic schooners on the horizon. Wayne’s cabin in Brooklin, Maine was his place of true joy. He designed and constructed it to work functionally with the beautiful coastal surroundings, including a large round window offering a view out to the boat-filled Center Harbor. His meticulous, and often complicated constructions were greatly influenced by the necessary spatial precision of boat builders.


Wayne succumbed to lung cancer though he never smoked. He was fortunate to have been able to enjoy after his diagnosis two ‘additional’ years of life as a result of new immunotherapy drugs. He valued science and innovation – including in these remarkable medical therapies -  and appreciated the thoughtful care he received from his Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center team. He was singing and reflecting with his family to the end and made us all feel that we had each helped make his life more meaningful. Wayne is survived by his wife Elizabeth, their three daughters and their families: Wendy Tobiasson (Raoul Wertz, Brennan, Niles), Becky Tobiasson (Steven Dexter, Heather, Zachary), Kirstin Tobiasson (David Swayze). We will celebrate his life in an in-person way in a post-COVID world. If you would like to honor Wayne, please consider a gift to Maine Island Trails Association (https://mita.org/donate/) or your favorite charity. Please feel free to share remembrances at: mykeeper.com/profile/WayneTobiasson.


Wayne’s heartfelt wish: “Wayne hopes that those who knew him will remember him as that 6’10”, left-handed April Fool who tried hard to follow the Golden Rule.”

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About

Name Wayne Nils Tobiasson
Date of Birth April 1st, 1939
Date of Death August 14th, 2020
Home Town Cambridge, MA, US 
Other City Etna, NH, US 
In Memoriam Donation Maine Island Trail Association
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Funeral Home Celebration of life to be held on June 19, 2022 at 11:30am
Cemetery Hanover Parks and Recreation & RWB Community Center
Address 48 Lebanon Street
Hanover NH 03755
United States
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Significant OtherElizabeth Allen
ChildrenBecky Tobiasson , Kirstin Tobiasson, Wendy Tobiasson
ParentsHelen Elisabeth Jorgenson, Nils Herman Tobiasson
Grand-ParentsAdolph Tobiasson, Amalia Tobiasson, Jennie Jorgenson, John Jorgenson
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Vegard Skagseth And Erlend Andenæs published a tribute .

Thank you for invaluable research regarding ice formation in roofs in the 1990's. Though the man may be gone, his work lives on, in another century on another continent. It is indispensable to our current research.

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David Tobiason published a tribute .

Oh, Wayne how I miss you. So many fantastic life adventures. Here are just a few
Getting to know you at Christmas eve Tobiason/Tobiasson family gatherings. At some point, I realized I had a very tall cousin that I was so proud of who could scuba dive, play ice hockey and had great HO train set.
Christmas Eve’s when you brought your growing family down from NH and drove back that night. What dedication to extended and immediate family. Then one Christmas Eve, I was more in awe, seeing and hearing you discuss your design for your home that you were also going to build yourself just like the rest of your builder cousins and uncles.
Helping you work on the house and traveling with your dad for construction weekends when it was good for him to have younger eyes driving at night.
Then the tree cutting weekend introducing my Jeep friends, Steve, Bill and Bill to Wayne and family.
Cindy and I joining your family for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at Etna for cross country skiing, skating on the small ponds, Dartmouth Ice hockey games and wonderful food. Then sharing kids, with Wendy and Becky spending the summers with us and when Heidi joined us, taking her first walking steps to the fireplace hearth at Woods End Rd. Then she became Buffalo and you Giraffe.
The summer vacations at the Swans Island lean-to, with feasts on the rocks with lobsters and clams you dug, even with a bad hip hobbling in the mudflats. Canoeing, sailing in the cove and trips to fine sand and pebble beach and the quarry at the island.
The sailing adventures back from North Haven to Rockport. Spending night in the laundry room of a motel since there was no room at the Inn.
Then the construction of the Zack Shack and then cottage in Brooklin and all the adventures there and in the reach. Sailing with the Oday, power boating with the Seaway to a multitude of Islands multiple times. Hans and Eric skinning piles of logs from the site clearing. Adventures with grandchildren!
Wayne and David meeting off season to take down trees about to fall on the neighbor’s land.
Wayne and David sailing back from Brooklin to South freeport on Gratitude three times with one trip an outer Island tour to Matinicus and a fantastic lobster and crab feed. Then Wayne’s head being food for the thousands of mosquitos.
Wayne and David spending weekends in the off season wiring and plumbing the cottage.
The Iceland trip with Wayne and David circumnavigating the island in 10 days in September with the tourist season closed up and visiting Viking Sites. Wayne had visited ones in Greenland and Newfoundland previously.
Then the last sailing trip on Gratitude in 2017 with Wayne, John, David and a friend Steve from Brooklin down east to Roque Island and back in late August.

Wayne demonstrated such diligence, artistry, and perfection in his carpentry and design skills. Making functional items so pleasing to look at and use by weaving in nautical details so often with round windows in doors with rounded tops and round windows in gables and open lofts with spacious feelings. Finding building sites with fantastic views.
Wayne’s smiles were large and he welcomed family and friends and friends of friends into his life with loving openness. I realize how lucky I am to be one of the thousands of people that Wayne impacted so positively. Our lives were made richer and fuller having known Wayne and his family. I would describe Wayne as “Finest Kind” and a sure “Keepa”
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Cousin David

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Alan Greatorex published a tribute .

Trips to Alaska to survey roofs, both on the roof, and from a helicopter, (and the fun times and good meals we had during ‘down times’, such as site seeing, Permafrost tunnel, etc.).

Trips to various lower 48 states, for the same roof surveys. (All using thermal cameras.)

Snow loads and snow data, and the collection of same. Both NWS and SCS sources had to be found and analyzed.

Wayne surveying the dimensions of our property so that Sharon and I could get our deed registered (with my assistance).

His care about others around him (although it wasn’t always obvious).

Sharing an office with him.

The opportunities that he gave me, and others

Our friendship.

His knowledge of many areas: permafrost, roofs, snow loads, and a fair number other areas.

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Mats Tobiasson published a tribute .

"The Swap Kids" was an exchange program within the Tobiasson family worked out by Wayne & Elisabeth, and Olle & Monica Tobiasson, to let us kids stay with the other family for a couple of weeks, Wayne and Olle being first cousins.
I was sent across the pond from Sweden in 1980 for seven unforgettable fine weeks with the Etna family. You have all stayed in my heart, though the contacts have been rare at times, and at this time of sorrow the appropriate words in english do not come easily.

Aug 29th 1980, right before school started, Wayne had taken me and Becky to Maine to see nature´s and sailing wonders. The trip started with a good deal of luggage + canoe, and ended with lots of memories visiting Maine and the David T famlly, an impressive number of lobster buoys and a bucket of clams who made their prescence more and more known as we traveled. Wayne really got a positively memorable trip together!

The snow was roughly a meter deep when Wayne, Elisabeth and Leslie visited me, then a farm teacher in Vojakkala right north of Haparanda, in early 1994, passing on the way to a conference on buildings in cold climate in Rovaniemi. It was one of those dear memories of sitting down talking and listening to the tape Wayne brought with Clancy and Makem, a duo then new to me that I came to appreciate very much. We also had a breakfast with a culture clash. Wayne had his bacon and eggs, no problem. For those who wanted milk and cereals, there was milk and långfil to chose between. Långfil is distantly related to youghurt but has sometimes a long consistence. Wayne was slightly anti yoghurt, and this very milk was very looong, escaping out of the spoons to Waynes sceptical horror and to the ladies joy at watching Wayne´s horror. The breakfast ended all well, though.

Rest in peace, Wayne. Your memory will live.
Mats Tobiasson

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Tana Lilienthal published a tribute .

My cousin, Wayne, was always an important family member in my life! Many of my earliest memories are of family gatherings in Belmont or Wilmington. Holidays were spent together for years. Several Thanksgivings were shared together and then in the evening, the “boys” (Wayne, Bruce, Win & Jon) headed into Boston to the Garden for an evening of Bruins hockey! They were all so happy, but being the “little sister”, I got to stay home with the adults!

Many summers we would all gather at Aunt Evelyn’s camp and I remember Wayne driving the motorboat around the Lake.

Some really happy times for me was when Aunt Helen would have me come to Belmont during school vacations. She would spoil me, take me into Boston shopping, movies, help with cooking, etc. I was in Heaven and loved the attention, as Wayne and Bruce rolled their eyes and tried to distance themselves from their spoiled little cousin!

Now we will “fast track” to the 1970’s and another family gathering. The John Deere/Illinois/Swedish family were visiting in Massachusetts - we all gathered at Bruce and Sue’s Home. At the time I was not dating anyone, so Wayne commented that he and Elizabeth should have me meet someone named “Lily”; the brother of one of Wayne’s Swedish co-workers. Now we advance to 1977, I am moving myself to New Jersey and when Wayne and Elizabeth heard this, they sent me that brother’s contact information! I did write to this Swedish engineer, he came over for dinner, and soon he was picking me up at my apartment for weekend rides to our families’ farms in NH/VT! Within a year we were engaged and Elizabeth was baking our wedding cake - the rest is history!!

So many warm, comforting memories of my cousin,
Wayne! He is greatly missed!!
Love,
Tana & Peter

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Gary Phetteplace published a tribute .

I came to CRREL as a Co-op student from Northeastern University around 1972/73. My first recollections of Wayne would come after I graduated and joined the CRREL staff in 1975. Those encounters would be primarily at the CRREL “coffee breaks”. Wayne always was there to help us junior members with expertly delivered advice/council. A few years later I became a homeowner and the sage advice from Wayne became ever the more relevant. Wayne would make a sketch on a napkin, better that I could ever do on appropriate media, and then explain it clearly and with no condescendence at all. All sketches, etc. would be backed up with Wayne’s adage, “when in doubt, figure it out”. Those words have guided me to many solutions, Thanks Wayne, and may you rest in peace.

Gary Phetteplace, PhD, PE 13 June 2022

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Eric Sailer published a tribute .

Some time during the summer of 1989 the Geriatric Adventure Society crossed the arctic circle (for our first time) at the junction of the Mara and Burnside Rivers. On a high hill we thought about Wayne. We built a small rock cairn, placed a bottle of Pussers Rum inside and capped it with one of Wayne's handmade GAS signs.

My most vivid memory of Wayne was our College Grant subarctic bushwhack ski trips. I was with Wayne when I heard him scream in pain as he caught a tip in wet snow and went down with a broken hip. Not complaining once as we made a litter and carried him a half mile in hip deep snow, followed by a long ride back to Hitchcock. After being patched up, he continued the ski trips in spite of a hip that was never quite right. Tough guy!

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Janet And Lee Hurd published a tribute .

Although Lee and I didn’t know Wayne well, the one occasion we spent with him illustrates the kind and thoughtful person that he was.
Liz and I planned a Saturday cross country ski outing for the four of us at a local ski area, which had a long wooded cross country ski trail. Wayne parked the car at the access point off a local road and we started off. The trail wasn’t very clear at that point and five minutes into the trip Lee fell making a turn across a brook and injured his ankle. He couldn’t go on. We weren’t too far from the car yet. So, Wayne offered to help Lee back to the car and meet Liz and me halfway down the trail, where it crossed a road. However, we missed each other, and, while Liz and I completed the trail, Wayne waited in the car with Lee at the bottom of the run – another 1-2 hours!
So for us, that was Wayne – someone who gave up his day to sit in a car with someone he hardly knew who needed his help so his wife and her friend could enjoy their morning.
Janet Hurd

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Bob Keene published a tribute .

Our annual Christmas tree gathering group of neighbors. A photo that should have been included with our previous tribute!

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Raoul Wertz published a tribute .

The O'Day
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Bob & Jean Keene published a comment .

Wayne the ever appreciative neighbor who so enjoyed delivery of bran muffins each April 1St morning, is missed. Loan him your trailer and he will grease the bearings and replace a defective tire. Ask him for advice and you will get a meticulously detailed scientific analysis in response. His laughter sparked delight in many gatherings. The felling of oak trees both outdoors and indoors provided kindnesses that are ever lasting. We have an artistic bowl from the last oak felled as a lasting tribute to this man's kindness. Thanks, Wayne. You set the bar of neighborliness very high.

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Et published a comment .

The Seaway ... always a treat for an an adventure

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Becky Daro published a tribute .

This is a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. I see Wayne’s principles of humility, hard work and kindness reflected my good friend Wendy and her family. He has passed along his craftsmanship, engineering mind and generous spirit. May he Rest In Peace.

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Elizabeth published a comment .

Thank you Becky

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Barbara Prince published a tribute .

I will very much miss Wayne and his kind smile. I am holding you all in my heart and prayers. love, Barbara

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Wendy Tobiasson published a comment .

Thank you Barbara.

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Byron Young published a tribute .

I met Wayne Tobiasson while I was living and working in Fairbanks Alaska. Little did I know the impact he would have on my life at the time. I learned many things professionally and personally from Wayne that I still draw from today. He took a chance on a very rough around the edges character with limited experience outside of a small town. He offered me an opportunity to grow and experience a world I knew little about. I came to New England to work for Wayne in Greenland in the late 80's and early 90's. I met my wife while here and have stayed ever since. I have a wooden key board made by Wayne and given to us as a wedding gift. This is cut in image of a Volvo P1800 model car that I have owned for many years. This particular car is a model that Wayne also used to own many years ago. I will always remember Wayne every time I take the keys down and head out the door. The inscription reads "Young@Heart". Thank you Wayne and you will be truly missed.

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Wendy Tobiasson published a comment .

Thank you to Byron for sharing this image. Wayne was so thoughtful with his wooden plaques and we know the P1800 and his great experiences with coworkers meant a lot to him so fun to get a glimpse of this creation.

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Weezie Murphy published a tribute .

Dear Elizabeth,Wendy,Becky,Zach,Heather, Brennan and Niles,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Wayne was one of a kind. He connected with so many..whether it be the old Blue Moon gang in Brooklin, or a new member of his amazing family. He was brilliant, and he was all heart. With that wonderful smile, and twinkling eyes, he engaged even the quietest of his friends.
His energy was contagious, whether it was to get out clamming, or have a Seaway adventure, or to share, in reverence, the wooden boats in Centerfold

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Kirstin Tobiasson published a comment .

... Center Harbor, I believe, is what you meant. :).
Much Love.

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Weezie Murphy published a comment .

Wayne would joke Center Harbor should be nicknamed Centerfold Harbor because of the gorgeous wooden boats..many featured in Wooden Boat Magazine.

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Scott A Tobiason published a tribute .

Wayne loved being on the water in any boat as far as I knew. Here he's at the helm of cousin David's sailboat "Gratitude" near Freeport Maine in June 2018, a trip I was very fortunate to be part of with Wayne, uncle Karl, and David and John Tobiason. He always had fascinating stories to share and I wish I could've heard more. When I asked him how many times he'd been to the South Pole, he said "twelve times more than Amundsen", wow! I remember him showing me around his vast workshop in Etna when I was a kid, neat wood working projects underway and so many tools hung way up high in the rafters!

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Hans published a tribute .

Always such a wonderful, caring, loving, patient teacher... even if it was just showing someone how to open a bottle of maple syrup.

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Ginny Ballou published a comment .

Becky I’m so sorry about your Dad passing away, I just now saw a post about it..not being in the Stave loop now I don’t know what’s happening with people... again I’m so sorry,if you want to talk you know my numbers and where I am. Hugs and prayers for you and your family..❤️

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Heather published a tribute .

PW and Heather in Herbie

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Becky Tobiasson published a comment .

Your love of being on the water. One of the many things he taught you.

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Kirstin Tobiasson published a tribute .

We will continue to add more photos - it is time-consuming (and great fun) to delve into photos from long ago past, and not so distant past as well.
Kirstin

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Nila Swinzow published a comment .

My father the late George Swinzow considered Wayne a valued friend, He helped Wayne with the dynamite blast for the foundation of his house. And there were other friendship associations in Alaska and Greenland. We send sympathies to Elizabeth and children at this most difficult time.
Sincerely,
Nila Swinzow, Ursula Austin

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Stewart Osgood published a tribute .

There have been only a few true professional mentors to me throughout the career, and Wayne was one of them. In fact, he was the best influence over my life of anyone I have ever stumbled across. Hard working. Humble. Smart. Willing to share. Compassionate. Trusting. Willing to give people a chance. Willing to give a poor farm boy from Thetford the chance to see Greenland, Alaska, Antarctica, and points in the Canadian Arctic. He wrote papers and then included junior level staff as contributing authors - not typical. He believed in upward mobility and not just in words, but in deeds. A gem of a man that I owe so much to.

One of the prized possessions in my life is a cutting board that Wayne made for me (see attached) as a thank you and keepsake for hard work associated with crawling around on steel trusses of DYE-2 and DYE-3 (DEW Line stations on the icecap), with heavy bags of hydraulic jacks and spacers and wrenches, with Wayne, Herb Ueda, Mark Harrington, and the rest of the CRREL team in the summers of 1984 and 1985. This cutting board will always have a place in my home and my heart, and it will forever be a reminder of my good fortune to have crossed paths with Wayne Tobiasson.

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Brian Marcaurelle (Mita) published a tribute .

Wayne cared deeply for the Maine coast. One way that he gave back was by volunteering with the Maine Island Trail Association. For many years, Wayne and Elizabeth were regulars at our island cleanups, helping to remove marine debris from the islands around Deer Isle and elsewhere downeast. No matter how difficult the work or how challenging the weather, Wayne always had a big and bright smile on his face. After the Deer Isle cleanup, Wayne would generously invite MITA staff and volunteers back to the house in Brooklin for a potluck dinner. Relaxing in that beautiful setting and sharing stories after a long day of work made those cleanups extra special. The food was always delicious, but Wayne usually stole the show with his freshly dug steamers. Wayne and Elizabeth also “adopted” a pair of islands in Eggemoggin Reach, visiting them periodically to monitor conditions, clean the shoreline and clear the trails. They received a volunteer recognition award from MITA for their stewardship contributions in 2008. Wayne was truly a remarkable man, and MITA is grateful for all that he and Elizabeth have done for our organization and for the coast of Maine. Memories of Wayne will warm our hearts for many years to come.

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Astrid Jorgenson Chambersrs published a tribute .

I have pictures to post later. Wayne was the tallest of our cousins and I the shortest and for some crazy reason it was special to us.All his visits to Alaska consantly renewed our strong friendship outside of being cousins. My heart is filled with grief and joy at the same time. Joyfully, I know he has met up with Dave Chambers to fish for salmon and halibut once again. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

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Mike Slinger published a tribute .

I am lucky to be the husband of a cousin, Inga, of Hans and Elsie's sons. Thanks to the generosity of Hans and Elsie and their sons we got to participate in many "T" Family reunions and the marriages of Jennifer, Sarah and Jessica. At all of these marvelous gatherings I always was lucky to spend time with Elizabeth and Wayne. My chats with Wayne were always full of stories. His greatest quality for me was his ability to listen and make you feel you were the only person in the room. Loved that guy.

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Becky Tobiasson published a tribute .

On top of Cadillac Mountain 8/2012

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Zach Dexter published a tribute .

I think we all can say we have a little wayne in us whether it be in the engineering ways or being the handy man on the island, or just a quality conversation with a little tune. wayne will never be forgotten and will never be out of our lives.

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Well said Zachary. ❤️

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