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 Edgar Lobit

Edgar Lobit

Death 27 Dec 2004 (aged 82)
Burial Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 10195236 · View Source
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GUYMON, Okla. - Edgar Lobit, 82, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Amarillo, Texas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Victory Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Katie Brown, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery by Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon.

Mr. Lobit was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Phoenix, to Edgar Lobit Sr. and Kathleen (Hogsett) Lobit. In the early 1930s, Ed's family returned to the Lobit family roots in the area of Galveston and Houston, where he grew up until attending military school at New Mexico Military Institute. He entered the Army in 1942. During his military service, Ed was stationed at Fort Reno near El Reno, Okla., which was one of the Army's last operating remount stations. Ed was a horse breaker and trainer and a mule packer and was deployed to India in early 1945, where he served until after the end of World War II.

In the mid-1950s, Ed studied photography at Oklahoma City University and in 1958, moved his family to Guymon and opened Lobit Studio. Ed was a master photographer, craftsman, and certified professional photographer, who achieved national acclaim for his work in portrait photography. He was a board member of the Professional Photographers of America, and at various times during his active career was president of American Society of Photographers, Rocky Mountain Professional Photographers Association, Southwestern Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of Oklahoma and Panhandle Professional Photographers Association.

He was an affiliated jury chairman and photographic print judge and served nationally and internationally in this capacity for many years. He earned over 500 merits for his service to photographic associations and to individuals. He also taught photography classes and gave programs and seminars across the country and internationally. Ed participated in the first Cultural Photographic Exchange with the professional photographers of China and exchanged ideas with Russian professional photographers during his tour to Russia and with Vietnamese professional photographers on his tour to Vietnam. In connection with these tours, he said, "It was truly a great experience to meet the people and see the work of foreign professional photographers." He received the national award from three different professional associations for services to the Professional Photographers of America and to his colleagues.

Ed was a member and trustee of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church in Guymon, and held many other offices within the church. He was also a member of the Shriners India Temple of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Scottish Rite of Guthrie, Okla., Guymon Masonic Lodge and Panhandle Shrine Club. As a Rotarian, Ed achieved 41 years of perfect attendance, and attended Rotary meetings in 36 states and 15 foreign countries. He also received Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow Award for his service. He was a board member of Guymon Chamber of Commerce, a member of Guymon Goodwill Ambassadors and was active in all aspects of Guymon community activities.

Ed married Marjie McGinnis on Dec. 18, 1944, and to this union was born two sons, Edgar Jay and Randall Louis, and one daughter, Betty Jean. Ed and Marjie recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Family and friends rejoice in the celebration of his life. He will always be remembered for his joyful and infectious laugh, which would light up any room and provided a window to his soul. Ed was full of life and possessed a tireless energy and persistent quest for adventure and exposure to new experiences and ideas. His extensive professional accomplishments and social contributions were exceeded only by his genuine love of involvement with people, and he touched the lives of all who knew him - and especially his family and closest friends - through his laughter and exemplary life. He will also be remembered by all for his $2 bills, his colorful expressions, and for just being fun to be around. He will be sorely missed. "Dismount and fight on foot."

Survivors include his wife; his children, Jay and wife Suk, and their three daughters, Athena, Alyssa and Alana, all of Northridge, Calif., Randy of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty Biasotti and husband, Peter, and their three sons, Bryant, Bradley and Brennan of Sleepy Hollow, Ill.; a sister, Charlayne Lobit of Sun City West, Ariz.; two nieces and a nephew and their families; and a sister-in-law, Janell Savage and her husband, Bob, of Enid, their two sons and their families.

The family suggests memorials be to Panhandle Shriners (which will be applied to the children's transportation fund); Victory Memorial United Methodist Church of Guymon; or the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. All memorials may be sent to Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK, 73942.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 30, 2004




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