Sunrise: 14th January, 1932
Sunset: 23rd February, 2018 6:40 A.M
Passionate and unwavering, Philip embodied the meaning of strength and humility. He was born in Dehradun, India to John Francis Lobo and Maria Santana Fernandez and educated in Agra where he made lifelong friends, who to this day remember his knack for witticism. After completing his education, Philip began his career in medical device sales in India. While on the job visiting Lady Hardinge Hospital, Philip made the acquaintance of Beryl Anne Alexander, an equally passionate and strong willed individual. The two would go on to be married on April 30, 1960 and later make the monumental decision to leave the life they had known to begin anew in the United States. And so in 1977, the two left their home in India with their three girls and immigrated to New Rochelle, New York; to the country, city and house that would be considered Home the next 41 years and counting.
He was the beloved father of three daughters: Margaret, Agnes and Cynthia. He was a loving grandfather to four grandchildren: Alexander, Eric, Christopher, and Jennifer who have created everlasting memories. He was a supportive brother to his four siblings: Mary Chawla, Rita Lobo, Radha Talwar, and Jacob Lobo who have been together for the most amazing milestones. And his son-in-laws: Israel Rivera and Bharat Thakkar, who entered his life through the love of his children became a part of his family.
Of his many hobbies, Philip’s passion for food remains matched only by his grandchildren. Alongside his wife, they ensured that their unique perspective on life and food was passed on, developing traditions and recipes that will be remembered for many generations to come. Philip also shared his passion for travel, having explored Portugal, Jerusalem, Canada, and Italy with his wife and family. And of course his fiery passion for politics lives on in his children and grandchildren, who have adopted his ability to be steadfast and unwavering in what they believe.
Philip was a devoted Catholic who firmly believed that the Lord, was and is ever-present, in life and death, through good and through hardship. Philip faithfully served the parish of Holy Name of Jesus where he volunteered his time every Sunday.
We all have different memories of our father and grandfather, from how he spent time routinely shaving in the morning, to the time he spent in the kitchen methodically preparing his signature dishes. All of the memories are full of love and devotion to his family. And as his family we are comforted in the knowledge that he is at home and at peace with the Lord alongside his beloved wife. Together, they watch over not only this generation, but the many beautiful generations to come, that was possible through their resilience, love and sacrifice.
A graveside service will be held on Monday February 26th at 12pm at Greenwood Union Cemetery. For those who wish to make a charitable donation in Philip’s memory the family asks that contributions be made to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-profit organization whose mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
The Lobo family
Sunrise: 14th January, 1932