The Passing of Mel Tobias, Founder of Research Specialists Inc.

It is with great sadness that RSI announces the passing of Melvin Tobias on July 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with diabetes and heart failure. He was 77.

Mel valued the relationships he had with all of RSI’s clients, many of whom he had the privilege to know as friends.  He appreciated the support he received from these colleagues throughout his 43 years in business.  Mel considered integrity to be fundamental in all of his business dealings.  He enjoyed innovating systems that would improve the reporting process and better serve his clients.   Mel developed the first computerized system of ordering and retrieving insurance inspections.  He leaves the business in the experienced hands of David Tobias, his son.  David has had the special opportunity to learn from Mel’s vast knowledge and understanding of the insurance inspection business.  David continues to incorporate the same business values and innovative systems to better serve RSI’s clients.

A link to his full obituary can be found here.

Graveside Service Details
2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015
Skylawn Memorial Park San Mateo, California

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the  American Heart Association or Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation.

RSI will also be setting up the Melvin A. Tobias Memorial fund to help support various charities and causes that Mel cared for.

Mel will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.  Anyone who met Mel, could not forget him.  Mel’s spirit will live on within RSI.