Lawrence F. Tober
September 13, 1941 – May 25, 2019
TOBER, Lawrence F. May 25, 2019 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved husband of the late Penelope Ann. Dearest father of Sean (Maria) and Blaine (Lisa) Tober. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Briana Weiglein), Brianna and Kirstyn Tober and great-grandfather of Ethan, Audryana, Analeigha and Jaxon. Dear brother of Craig (Brunhilde) Tober. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4-5 PM at the Wood Funeral Home 784 Main Street, East Aurora where funeral services will immediately follow at 5PM. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired, contributions may be made to the East Aurora Library. Online condolences may be shared at www.woodfh.com
- Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
Lawrence F. Tober
June 6, 2019
Indeed Mr. Tober was a great teacher. He introduced me to the concept of the all nighter. I can remember him looking at me with utter disbelief when I asked him for more time to complete a scale model house that I had been working on for 2 weeks because our family dog ate the windows. He could not believe it. For once, the dog ate my homework excuse was the truth! I learned a valuable lesson that applies to this day. In architecture, a deadline is a deadline.
I would like to credit Mr. Tober for starting my architectural career and I am greatful for having him as a teacher. Finally, who can forget his pride and joy, the scirocco parked right by the classroom, the coolest car parked at the school.
June 2, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Tober family. I was privileged to have known Larry as a fellow faculty member at Maryvale SHS. Although the years have gone quickly by, I still remember Larry as a kind, good-natured friend and a dedicated teacher. May he rest in peace.
Edward R. Szemraj, English teacher/ Librarian
Joe & Connie Strapason
May 31, 2019
Although our contact had waned in recent years, the memory of a good friend never did.
The talks Larry and I (Joe) had about girls in the "gloom room".
Rebuilding the '49 Ford engine in that freezing garage.
Sliding down the hill at Chestnut Ridge Park on Larry's architectural renderings (the toboggans were all out).
The parties, the parties, the parties.
Our wedding, Larry was in the wedding party.
The times spent with Larry and Penny.
The Christmas carols sung backwards.
The secrets, the many memories, the man, will never be forgotten.
We love you Larry.
May 29, 2019
To the Tober Family, I fondly recall your wonderful Larry and Penny, her early passing in my earlier years at Maryvale, we became great teaching family friends, Larry mentoring me in doing a better job teaching mechanical drawing, as he was teaching advanced architectural drawing and modeling - achieving excellent results from his students - just the highest quality of any in the area. He was a gentle giant in quality teaching. My deepest heartfelt sympathy on their loss.