Anthony “Tony” Lo Bue M.A. ’70 was born on Feb. 1, 1938, in San Jose. His parents, Salvatore and Lena Lo Bue, were recent immigrants from Sicily. Tony attended Campbell High, where he excelled at school activities, including varsity football and student council. He was elected class president every year and student body president his senior year. Upon graduation in 1956, Tony had planned to follow his father in the produce business. However, he felt called to other goals. He and his new wife, Georgia, moved to San Luis Obispo, California, to attend Cal Poly. He was awarded a B.S. in truck crops in 1962. Still desiring additional education, Tony received a teaching credential and a master’s in education from SCU. In 1991, Santa Clara University recognized him as an Outstanding Alumnus. Tony began his career in education working for the Santa Cruz Office of Education. The greatest contribution he made in his profession came when he worked for the Scotts Valley School District. His strength and creativity shone as he worked with students as a school counselor. With other staff he wrote the ACARE program, which helped students develop caring, compassionate attitudes and behavior. He would go from classroom to classroom implementing this program with students. Every month he presented the “Bear Hug Assembly,” recognizing students for outstanding and caring behavior. His positive impact is still remembered by many! He wrote and published the book, Take My Hand. Later, although retired from the school district, he continued to inspire prospective teachers in the Bethany College teacher education program. He concluded his teaching career at Twin Lakes Christian School, acting as second-grade teacher and sharing the ACARE program with students, staff, and parents. After full retirement from teaching, Tony enjoyed woodworking; many people still enjoy the Adirondack chairs he made! In addition to his successful career, Tony was a dedicated husband and father. He met his wife Georgia in 1955 and they married in 1959. Daughter Elizabeth arrived unexpectedly while Tony was a student at Cal Poly. Son Mark was born as Tony began his master’s program. Spending time with his children brought him much joy and laughter. He had a knack for imparting wisdom in a unique and creative style. Tony passed into heaven Aug. 3, 2017. He will always be loved by his wife, Georgia, daughter Elizabeth (Francis Krebs), and son Mark (Theresa Kehoe LoBue) as well as grandchildren Anthony, Colette, and Ethan.

08 Nov 2018