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Obituary: Tobias Lujan

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Obituary: Tobias Lujan

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 7:24PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lujan
Died March 2, 2012. Toby was born on May 2, 1935 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Tobias and Maie Lujan. He was the eldest of 14 children and was raised in New Mexico, Colorado and then settled in California. He is survived by 10 siblings.
During his high school years, he attended Polytec High where he excelled in football and received awards for his efforts. Directly after high school he joined the Marines and worked as a Military Police officer for 3 years, during the Korean War.
He married Joan (Spolini) Lujan on December 15, 1956. Together they raised six
Children: Monica Chatfield (Geoff), Toby Lujan, Lisa Pronzini (Stanley), Andrew Lujan, Roberta Thomas (John) and the late Romona Larsen. Father in law of Jim Larsen. Grandfather of Monique Evans, Rebekah Turknett, Greg Chatfield, James Hernandes, Brent Cader, Grace Chatfield, Arthur Cader, Spencer Lujan and Isaac Thomas who will surly miss "Papa". He is also survived by eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Toby worked as a journeyman carpenter all over San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. He volunteered his skills after he retired at the Petaluma High School wood shop up till last year. His favorite place to shop was the lumber yards everywhere he traveled. His hobbies were playing cards of any kind but his favorite was poker. Toby also coached CYO basketball and senior league baseball for many years, and umpired and refereed for them too.
At the request of Toby there will be no services. The family desire that memorials be made to Petaluma COTS, Special Olympics, local food banks or to your favorite charity .
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from March 9 to April 8, 2012

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