On July 1, 2020, Thomas Lubin lost his battle with Lewy body Dementia. He was 80 years old. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, two daughters, Lora and Kara, and four grandchildren, Henry, Lucille, Mildred, and Paris.
After completing his master's degree at San Diego State University in 1964, Tom was hired at Cypress College as a chemistry professor and soon became an assistant basketball coach under Don Johnson, winning several state championships and teaching countless players, including famed Cypress "big men", Swen Nater and Mark Eaton.
Tom ate, slept, and breathed Cypress College from its inception. His 30 years as a chemistry professor and basketball coach at Cypress were some of his proudest days.
We would love nothing more than to honor his life and legacy through the act of suppporting the institution and students he loved so dearly.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal restrictions, the family has chosen to follow the health guidelines and will not have a public memorial service at this time.
In lieu of a service, flowers, and cards, the Lubin Family asks loved ones, former students, players, friends, and associates to make a donation to the Cypress College Foundation, and to consider including a note in memory of Tom to accompany your donation.
The Lubin Family is pleased to partner with the Cypress College Foundation to establish The Tom Lubin Memorial Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will, in perpetuity, provide scholarships to Chemistry students and the Men's Basketball program. This partnership also seeks to raise funds which may offer the opportunity to name a Chemistry Lab in the new SEM building on the Cypress College campus in honor of the tremendous contributions Tom made to the school he loved so much. Our collective goal is to raise $30,000 in honor of the 30 years he dedicated to Cypress College.
Thank you for honoring Tom's legacy and spirit and supporting the students of Cypress College.
Lora Lubin and Kara Lubin | Daughters
Paris, Lucille, Millie, and Henry | Grandchildren