Famous educationist Fr Alexander Lobo passes away


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Mangaluru, 23 Jul 2018: Famous educationist Fr Alexander Lobo passed away on Monday, July 23 in city. He was 84.

 

Fr Lobo was born in Derebail on 2 December 1933. He was ordained on 2 March 1959. He had studied BSc B Ed. Later he obtained M A from Karnataka University, Dharwad.

 

 

Fr Lobo served as an assistant parish priest at Milagres parish, Kallianpur and then at Puttur as warden of St Philomena Educational Institutions. He served as assistant parish priest and headmaster of the high school at Kundapur for 7 years.

 

While he was at Balkunje he started the high school and while serving at Moodubelle he founded the junior college. He served at Rosario high school, Mangaluru for 9 years.

 

Throughout his life as teacher he was known as student-friendly man. He had helped numerous students with financial help when they could not afford education.

 

After his retirement from teaching service in 1991, he served as a parish priest at Madanthyar for a short term and served at Allipade for 7 years. He had also served as the parish priest of St John the Evangelist Church, Pangala.

 

Funeral will be held on 25 July 2018 at Valencia at 3.30 pm.

 

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Presy,Jessy,Ida,Rita,Simon,Anita,Anil, Cross Hill,Moodubelle Wed, July-25-2018, 7:37
Late Rev Fr. Alexander Lobo, A Good Samaritan priest, who gave light and life to many individuals and families while he was a Parish Priest in the Parishes. While he was a Parish Priest, he noticed, many people in his Parishes, begbing for help and compassion. Many families on the verge of breakdown due to moral degradation, financial difficulties or misguidance. Helping such a sinking society was not easy as a Parish Priest, who ordained specially for his religious duties first. The job was like conducting a risky surgery on a person, against the laid down medical ethics. But boldly he bowed down like Jesus Christ, to wash his Apostols feet. And he went on washing till his last breath. He did not look back to see as to how many needy people whom he graciously helped, followed him but whoever came to meet him, he graciously shook their hands with smile and gentleness and responded with gratitude. But rarely people noticed a flash of pain on his face hiding behind his smile. Whatever he thought was just and right he executed without any hesitation and fear. As a teacher, he knew the psychology of his students, so he very well understood the minds of his Parishioners. His Parishioners remember him, not for his priestly duties but for the noble deeds he did to them. Today he may not there to see the lined up crowd who came and assembled to show their last respect, but his life giving deeds witness what he left behind. This is called A life begins after demise. He was a priest stood by his religious vows but at the same time melting down to the needy even untill his last penny and breath. A model priest to all religious and faithfuls, who showed in action that walking in JESUS S footsteps is not bed of roses but sweat and blood. May his soul rest in peace and let the memories of his noble deeds be an inspiration to all of us, to spread goodness, with a message that, THIS IS THE LIFE AFTER DEATH.
Vincent Fernandes, Moodubelle/Kuwait Tue, July-24-2018, 9:35
May his soul rest in peace.
juliana, Moodubelle Tue, July-24-2018, 11:47
Good teacher
Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Tue, July-24-2018, 9:58
Yes, he was a great educationist and helped lot of poor, tried to change alcoholics and so on! A real go geter of his peak time. RIP Sir!!
Francis J Saldanha, Moodubelle/ Bahrain Tue, July-24-2018, 9:32
Heartfelt condolences to the family on the sad demise Fr. Alexander Lobo,a priest who lifted the hearts and spirits of every parishioners and especially the student communities of various schools/colleges where he rendered his dedicated services in Udupi and Mangalore diocese. Being one of the best educationist and disciplinarian Fr. Lobo will be remembered for all his good deeds and helping the poor and the needy. Will miss him... May his soul rest in peace.
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