|Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM|
Camp Ma-He-Tu lost a dear friend on January 30 when Peggy Tobin Lebonitte passed away after a battle with brain cancer. She leaves behind her devoted husband, Tom, and two children, Jimmy and Julia.
Peggy started attending Ma-He-Tu at age 11 while growing up in Tenafly, NJ. She spent the summer of 1972 as a CIT in what was then a record number of CITs (9). They called themselves "Nine Grecian Urns" based on The Music Man (which seemed be shown every summer at camp.) The Urns also performed as The Ma-He-Tu-ettes on the camp stage, including at the 60th reunion.
Peggy, Urn #9, went on to work three more summers from '73-75 as an arts & crafts counselor. After graduating from Trinity College and starting her own family, she sent her daughter Julia to Ma-He-Tu from 1994-2004. She then become a founding director of the Camp Ma-He-Tu Foundation, and used her artistic skills to develop the Foundation's logo and stationery.
Peggy was a cheerful, peaceful person who loved her family, her friends and Camp Ma-He-Tu. She lives on in the hearts of those who knew her, and rests now in loving arms.