Joseph LoBue

joseph lobue

April 19, 1934 ~ May 5, 2019

LoBue, Joseph, age 85, longtime resident of Leonia, on Sunday May 5, 2019. A native of New Jersey, he was a proud Veteran of the Army who attained the rank of Captain in the Signal Corps. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Saint Peter’s College, his Master’s Degree at Marquette University and his PhD at New York University. He was a Professor of Biology for 34 years at New York University. He was an avid Mets fan who also loved to read history. Beloved husband of Suzie LoBue and the late Catherine LoBue. Devoted father of Ellen Labgold, Philip and Joseph LoBue. Adored step-father of Suok Kuen and Chee Hou Ng. Cherished grandfather of Katie, Megan, Emily, Andie, Rachel, Kathleen and Kelly. Dear brother of Rose Emo and the late Anthony LoBue. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Friday at 11:00 am for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John R. C. Church at 11:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: May 10, 2019 11:30 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 9, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Hard to put into words the difference this man made in my life. One could not ask for a better role model, uncle, and golf buddy. I will miss him dearly, think of him often and and celebrate his life. Love you always Uncle Joe.

  2. The passing of Joe LoBue is such a lost for his friends and family. Ellen, his daughter is my dear friend and I know to have raised such a wonderful woman, Joe was indeed a special man. His children should take comfort in the knowledge that their father knew how deeply his children loved him and how very proud he was of them. My prayers are with all of you.

  3. I am very blessed to have had Uncle Joe in my life.
    So many great memories and great times with him for so many years.
    He was my uncle, but more like an older brother to me. He always had a genuine interest in what I was doing in my life. Love you Uncle Joe, the super bowl will never be the same without you!

  4. Uncle Joe was a great man who will be missed by many. I'm so glad we got to celebrate so many good times with him over the years!

  5. The NYU Biology Department thanks Professor LoBue for his many years of service and his commitment to the Department.
    All best wishes to family and friends.

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