Longtime Los Gatos resident Paul Dubois has died after a courageous battle with cancer, several sources reported Monday.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, a former Los Gatos mayor and Council member, wrote on his Facebook page he was saddened with the news and described Dubois as a "tremendously caring and giving individual" who served on the Los Gatos Planning Commission, the Los Gatos Community Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos, to name but a few.
"He was an intelligent, positive, can do kind of guy, who will be missed by many. Rest in peace big guy," Wasserman posted. The update was followed by 19 comments from friends expressing their condolences and sympathies.
Similarly, Los Gatos Community Foundation Executive Director Sharon Childs posted the sad news on her Facebook page.
"Today I am mourning the loss of a dear friend. He was the reason I became involved with the Los Gatos Community Foundation. He was one of the best human beings I have ever known. He was dedicated to his wife, Mary Tomasi Dubois, loved his children and grandchildren. He also was very dedicated to the town of Los Gatos, and wihtout him we wouldn't have a Bandstand/Gazebo in Oak Meadow Park. You will be missed my friend."
In a message to this editor, Childs added: "He was one of the main driving forces of building the historic Lyndon Bandstand in Oak Meadow Park back in 1991-1999. He is going to by truly missed."
Los Gatos Lions Club Vice President Jim Thrall also messaged this editor with the news: "Paul DuBois has passed. Sad day for our town. Cancer takes another good one."
Wife Mary Tomasi-Dubois is also actively involved in many worthwhile causes in town, serving on the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival board of directors.
In an email to this editor this morning, Tomasi-Dubois confirmed her husband's death and expressed gratitude for the interest in his life.
Editor's Note: Los Gatos Patch will update this story as more news is available as to the exact cause of death and funeral services.