Author and educator Antony "Tony" C. Anjoubault, 65, formerly of Asbury Park, N.J., died peacefully due to complications of pneumonia on Jan. 29, 2013.
Born in Trenton, N.J. on Sept. 2, 1947, Tony graduated from Asbury Park High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from C.W. Post College, Brookville, L.I., N.Y. and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J.
During and since his many years of teaching seventh and eighth grade students English at Tinton Falls School, Tinton Falls, N.J., he was a deeply perceptive mentor, whose sensitive spirit never ceased to enlighten and transform the lives of his students, friends and family.
After retiring from education, Tony pursued a second master's degree in psychology from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.
As a liver transplant survivor of 22 years, Tony authored "Racing Against Time - Surviving an Organ Transplant and Living a Healthy Life," which is available at www.tonysracingagainsttime.com. His book is a true account of Tony's battle to survive with progressive liver disease despite ever mounting obstacles. After receiving the gift of life, he was considered among the longest living liver transplant recipient. The book includes a Foreword by actor Jim Nabors, Personal Note by famed tennis champion Chris Evert and comments by Ronald W. Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D., professor and executive chairman of the UCLA Department of Surgery.
While Tony's first love was teaching, his volunteer work to offer help and healing at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in Vancouver, Wash., was a close second.
Tony is survived by his wife of 32 years, Anita Bosco Anjoubault, his English Springer Spaniel, Hershey, both of Camas; his brother and sister-in-law René and Theresa Anjoubault, nieces Kacie Anjoubault and Rebecca Anjoubault, all of Oakhurst, N.J. Tony also left behind many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria R. Anjoubault, his adoptive father, Gabriel E. Anjoubault, his grandmother, Magda Stefanovic, and his beloved English Setter, Ruskin, and English Springer Spaniel, Danner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made to: Katie Caples Foundation, 98 South Fletcher Ave, Amelia Island, FL 32034 or www.katierideforlife.org. The Katie Caples Foundation is committed to increasing the number of registered organ donors through education - to eliminate the wait for individuals on the transplant list.
A narrative compass for all who had the good fortune of knowing him, Tony's quick wit and sense of humor always managed to capture the irony and poetry in life. He will be deeply missed.