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Anthony William Sobul

West Point, 1970

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Frank Monaco on November 1, 2005:

Anthony W. "Tony" Sobul Jr.

Oct. 29, 1948 Oct. 30, 2005
Anthony W. "Tony" Sobul Jr., surrounded by devoted family, friends, and co-workers, passed away Sunday after a heroic battle with cancer. Born in Hague-Lake George, N.Y., Tony was the son of the late Anthony and Lillian Sobul Sr. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sherry Sobul; and two beloved daughters, Shannon and Tiffany of Huntsville. Tony graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1970, where he played on the Army football team. After graduation, he served 20 years in the Army as an aviator and a program manager. During his military career, he earned two masters degree from University of Southern California and Troy State in systems management and business. In his final military assignment, he was a program manager in the Strategic Defense Initiative. Upon retiring from the Army in 1990, Tony and his family moved to Huntsville. He initiated, expanded and managed the MEADS program, one of Lockheed Martin's most successful international programs. Tony remained the highly regarded senior program manager of MEADS until his death this week. Tony will be remembered among family, friends and coworkers for his wonderful sense of humor, his unflappable sense of fairness, his loyalty, and support to all who knew him, and for his contagious and uplifting competitive spirit. As a father and husband, he was devoted to his wife and family. As a member of the Huntsville High School Girls Soccer Team and Swim Team families, Tony was one of the most enthusiastic, and dedicated fans, supporting his daughters and providing uplifting encouragement to their teammates through national recognized winning seasons. He was never happier than when watching his daughters perform. As a manager, Tony was beloved by his employees, for his sense of fairness and his belief in their abilities to reach toward high standards: he was proudest of providing opportunities for his team members to succeed. Interment with military honors and viewing will be at Maple Hill Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Thursday followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. at Holmes Street Methodist Church. The Rev. George C. Specht and Father McAbee of St. Charles Anglican Church will officiate. The family would like to give sincere thanks to the physicians and staff of the Huntsville Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit for their compassionate attitudes and highly skilled professional services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, consideration be made for donations in Tony's memory to his selected charity, Crisis Services of North Alabama, P.O. Box 368, Huntsville, AL 35804.

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