September 2, 1947 – January 29, 2013
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.
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February 21, 2013
Tony was the epitome of strength, courage and determination to live a full life, powering through overwhelming odds. God blessed him many times over. Our hearts and love go out to Anita and Hershey.
the Bremer Family
February 11, 2013
Prayers and sympathies to Aunt Anita and family. We are very sorry for your loss. God's gentle hand on your shoulder and healing words whispered in your ear. We love you.
Paula Bosco Damon
February 9, 2013
Tony was my brother-in-law and kindred spirit. No matter how long it had been since we saw each other, whenever we were together in person or on the phone, we were always on the same page. We shared an eternal love for writing, dark chocolate and our canine fur children. Thank you, Tony, for your passion and compassion. As we carry on without you, we will find many ways to honor your life and celebrate your memory. I'll always miss you. Paula Bosco Damon, South Dakota
February 9, 2013
My autographed copy of Mr. Anjoubault's book still warms my heart - he wrote the most beautiful message. 7th grade was a difficult year for me and he was the only teacher who noticed. I am forever grateful.
February 8, 2013
The staff and volunteers of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center are deeply saddened to hear of Tony's death. Since March 2004, Tony has been a special part of the volunteer program and also a special part of PeaceHealth. Tony served for over 726 hours in the Intensive Care Unit and also on the 4South nursing unit. He was very well known throughout the hospital for his dedication, smiles, compassion and the special gifts and treats he brought for both patients and staff. Because he too had health issues, you always felt he understood what patients were going through. When you had a visit with Tony, you always felt you had a "good friend". Tony will be deeply missed; however his memory and inspiration will remain with everyone that he touched in his special way.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
February 7, 2013
He was one of my favorite junior high teachers. He will surely be missed.
February 7, 2013
I had Mr. Anjoubault for 8th grade Literature. It was my favorite class in all of junior high.
February 6, 2013
Mr A was one of my favorite teachers ... I was one of the lucky ones to have him in TF for both 7&8 grade English
February 4, 2013
Dearest Anita, We were extremely saddened to learn of Tony's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His peace and hold you up in this time of extreme sorrow.
Thinking of you, Shelly & Howard Brandell
Kristina Madsen Palacios
February 2, 2013
To the teacher who changed my life, Tony Anjoubault. 8th grade was a pivotal year for me because I happened to be placed in Literature Seminar, a course way above the rigor of regular Tinton Falls Junior High School. He personally designed it. That course led to a love of literature and the arts and to a lasting friendship with Tony and his dear wife, Anita. Tony's death will be felt by many across the country and world, and his memory will be cherished forever. Kristina Madsen Palacios, Greensboro, NC