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Lois Tydor

1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Lois Tydor Obituary
October 26, 1924 - May 29, 2017 Lois passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 92 on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Mission Viejo, California. Lois was born October 26, 1924 in New York City, the first of three children to Anna Susan Lobou and Benjamin Lobou and grew up in Queens Village. On January 11, 1948 she married World War Two veteran Maurice Tydor, also of New York City. The young couple eventually bought a house in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where they raised three children, Jonathan, Matthew and Felicia. Four years after her daughter was born, Lois casually commented to her husband that she wished she had gone to college. He responded, "Why not go now?" With her husband's encouragement, she began attending night classes at the newly opened Teaneck campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. By 1964 she had earned membership in two honor societies, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a desire to teach. She got her first position teaching 8th grade Algebra in Paramus, New Jersey. Her enthusiasm for this new career was best reflected in her favorite phrase, "I can't believe they actually pay me to do this." Three years later she took a similar position less than a mile from the family home at Fair Lawn's Thomas Jefferson Junior High School. While continuing to teach, Lois obtained a Master's in Education from Montclair State University. Though offered positions at the college level, she preferred teaching middle school mathematics and did so until her retirement. Her enthusiasm for the job and her pleasant manner made her popular with both students and co-workers. After her children left home, Lois and her husband sold the Fair Lawn house and bought a high rise condominium in Hackensack, New Jersey, with a majestic view of the Meadowlands and the New York City skyline. Several years later, after she and her husband had retired, they moved to Boynton Beach, Florida. There she continued to teach, while volunteering at local schools, libraries and senior centers. She also served as Treasurer of the home owners association. She enjoyed theater, opera, art exhibits, movies and travelling. Widowed in 1999, she continued her activities and travels with close friends. In 2010 she moved to Southern California to be near family. She is survived by her son Jonathan of Aliso Viejo, California, son Matthew and sister-in-law Kenya of Cerritos, California, and daughter Felicia Tydor Kessler and son-in-law Michael Kessler of Allentown, Pennsylvania, five grandchildren, Jill, Bridget, Aileen, Klayton and Maya, and siblings Joan Lobou Boisen of Clearwater, Florida, and Robert Lobou of New York. A memorial service will be held on July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California, where Lois' ashes will be interred with her husband Maurice's ashes.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 21 to June 25, 2017
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