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T. Todd Reboul

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 13, 2020 @ 8:34 am In Obituaries | 19 Comments

T. Todd Reboul, 97, died peacefully in his sleep on July 6, 2020 at the Glen at Willow Valley in Lancaster, PA. He and his wife, Doris Hoffman, moved to Lancaster in September 1995 from Moorestown, New Jersey. He had been employed by RCA for 27 years as a research physicist at the David Sarnoff Research Laboratories in Princeton and later as a Director of Corporate Contributions in New York City.

He was born on October 3, 1922 in New Orleans, LA, but spent a greater part of his early life in Vicksburg and Jackson, MS; he attended Tulane University from September 1940 through January 1944.

He served in the US Navy from January 1942 through October 1967, on active duty from July 1943 through June 1946 and on reserve duty for the remaining period. He attained the rank of Commander in 1960. During active duty, he survived the sinking at Iwo Jima of the last US aircraft carrier to be sunk by enemy action, the CVE-95 USS Bismarck Sea.

After the war, he received an MS in Physics in 1948 from Tulane University and in 1953 a PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1953 he was employed by the Dupont Company for six years before accepting a position with RCA. His technical work at RCA was involved with the Space Program during which he received one patent. He published a number of scientific articles concerned with his work at Dupont, as well as at RCA.

At Tulane University, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. During his academic and employment experiences, he was a member of the American Physical Society, the American Rocket Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow), the American Society for Engineering Education, the Society of the Sigma Xi, the British Interplanetary Society (Fellow) and Omicron Delta Kappa. He also was active for seven years with the US State Department’s Overseas Schools Advisory Council; he served on the New Jersey State Committee to assist the United Negro College Fund. During retirement, he was a volunteer teacher in Science and Mathematics at the inner schools in Camden, NJ; in Lancaster, he taught at the MANOS Rehab Center; he was also a volunteer at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden. Most recently, he was a member in good standing of the Three Stooges Fan Club.

He is survived by his sons, Mark of New York City and Scott (Debbi) of Aiken, South Carolina and his grandsons, Todd Myers and Mark Emerson of Aiken, SC. His wife of 56 years, Doris Hoffman, passed away in 2008.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.

Condolences for the family of “T. Todd Reboul”

Condolence from Susan McEachren on July 13th, 2020 3:03 pm

Dear Scott. Debbie and Sons, So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a busy man and clearly had a good sense of humor too. Praying that God will comfort your hearts and surround you with the love of friends and family to share wonderful memories with. Love from Susan and Ian McEachren

Condolence from Lon Davis on July 13th, 2020 4:04 pm

T. Tod Reboul was a family man, a distinguished physicist, and a veteran of World War II. Although we never had the honor of meeting him, we have an enduring friendship with his son, Scott, and his wife, Debbi. If Scott is any indication of the type of man his dear father was, then we have truly lost a great American. We humbly offer our deepest condolences for your loss.
With love,
Debra and Lon

Condolence from Susan and Arthur Hardy on July 13th, 2020 4:17 pm

Dear Scott, Mark, and Family,
We send our heartfelt condolences so you. Our Uncle Todd will always be remembered as someone who truly enjoyed life, his family, and others. I remember several family gatherings in New Orleans where he would laugh and cut up with everyone, and we all enjoyed being with him! He will always be remembered fondly.
Love, Susan and Arthur

Condolence from Gary and Julie Rodriguez on July 13th, 2020 6:09 pm

We are saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. He had a remarkable life of service and entrepreneurship. It was a life well-lived, and although you will miss him, you know he is at Peace. May God comfort you and all of your family at this time.
Julie and Gary Rodriguez

Condolence from Mark Austin on July 13th, 2020 6:54 pm

Scott, our deepest condolences to you and your family. We pray that God will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Mark and Cathy Austin

Condolence from Judith Snyder on July 13th, 2020 7:12 pm

Scott and Family,
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He lead quite the life! Thoughts and prayers during this grieving season.
Judy and Larry Snyder

Condolence from Patrick Reboul on July 13th, 2020 7:59 pm

Dear Mark and Scott, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I will always remember him as a funny uncle who liked to joke and laugh. He is in Heaven with his brother Harvey and I know they are glad to see one another. I will pray for you and your Family. psalm 23

Condolence from Kathleen and John Pearson on July 13th, 2020 9:03 pm

Good evening, Scott. We offer our regrets for your Dad’s passing. That was quite an obituary – obviously he led a very active and distinguished life. Best wishes toy and your family.

Condolence from Flora Carroll on July 13th, 2020 11:40 pm

Scott, so sorry to learn of the loss of your Father. Please know that mine and Jim’s thoughts and prayers are with you and Debbie and all your family at this difficult time.
From Flo Carroll

Condolence from David Whitemam on July 14th, 2020 7:20 am

I wish I was there to hug you all. Send you much love and much respect to a man who loved a good life and raised such good people. I was honored to have met him and the world honored to count him as part of the human race.

Condolence from Jürg Sommer on July 15th, 2020 7:31 am

Dear Mark and dear Reboul family
Helen and I were so sorry to read your bad news of the passing of your father after a very long and beautiful life of an almost biblical age of 97 years. Our heartfelt condolescences to you and your relatives.
With our kind regards to you all
Juerg and Helen Sommer

Condolence from Betty Solek on July 20th, 2020 12:28 pm

I’m sorry I did not get to know your Dad while I lived in Moorestown. He was very interesting. We all need to get to know each others’ stories while we are alive!

Condolence from Michele Fisher on July 15th, 2020 3:08 pm

I am so sorry that Todd passed away and at the same time he is in such a better place right now! I’m glad God called him home so he could be at peace and with his loving beautiful wife. I had the blessing of caring for Todd these past 6 months and I loved that man like he was my own grandfather! He was so nice and he loved to walk around and be social! He was the cutest little man that I have ever seen! He will always hold a special place in my heart! My prayers are with his family at this time!

Condolence from Valerie Shapella on July 19th, 2020 12:53 pm

Was going through today’s paper and saw your dad…please accept my sincerest condolences. It was a privilege to read everything. Quite a full life indeed. Wonder if he and my dad ever worked together at RCA. We lost dad 11 years ago. May God sustain you during this time of loss.

Condolence from Gayle Hopper on July 19th, 2020 8:20 pm

Dearest Mark and Scott, I don’t believe there is a memory of our neighborhood that would not include you and your family. Doris was one of my mom’s best friends. Your dad and mine had the problems of the world solved — if only someone would have listened — right????? I’ll never forget your dad’s comment about my dad’s penetrating hum when he eulogized my dad. It was a cause to giggle. Love, with my whole heart, you and your family. It was a beautiful journey together. May our folks rest peacefully knowing they did such a beautiful work in all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s beautiful grace come to you and bring you peace and joy! Blessed rest T. Todd.

Condolence from IOANA T IONESCU on July 20th, 2020 11:39 am

Dear Mark,

Please accept my condolences to you and your family for the recent passing of your father.
I was honored to have met your parents and with the passing of your father we lost a great American of a great generation.

With deepest sympathy


Condolence from Don Hackett on July 21st, 2020 11:38 am

Dear Mark, Scott, Debbie and Family,
I was honored to be one of the pastors who would visit your father. It was always a pleasure to be with him, learn from him, and share communion with him. Thank you for the loving care you provided for him all through the years. You loved your Dad well. We will miss him and look forward to the day we all can gather around the table. Comfort to you all in Christ, Don Hackett

Condolence from Brenda and Phil Tate on July 22nd, 2020 9:58 pm

We just learned today, July 22nd, that Todd had passed away. We are friends of Melvin Turley, his roommate at the Glen. They have been roommates since Todd moved into the Glen. We have not been able to visit since the restrictions and we are not family of Melvin, so we did not know what was happening at the Glen. We are so sorry for your loss. His obituary indicates he has had an accomplished life full of service to others. We are indeed blessed to have known him. We are sorry to inform you that Melvin died Monday, July 20th. May God give you comfort and peace.

Condolence from Valerie Armstead on July 23rd, 2020 4:36 am

Dear Mark & Scott,
I hope you & yours are well.
Your father’s recent death makes me hope you are not overwhelmed with grief because he was a remarkable man who was blessed with a wonderful loving, talented family.
I am glad he was able to spend so much time with my Dad & the other employees at RCA…Lockheed/Martin. I have vivid memories of his southern twang & wit. It would be a tribute to your Dad if his first name; Theofile(?) pops up again in your family tree.
Please stay safe & well for a long time.
Valerie Armstead

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