|Dr. Armand A. Lugassy
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Dr. Armand A. Lugassy, DDS, PhD, Dr. Armand A. Lugassy, DDS, PhD, 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Marin County on July 8, 2010.
Son of Amram Lugassy and Pheobe Lugassy, Dr. Armand A. Lugassy is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ruth Ann Lugassy, loving daughters, Heather Lugassy Frank and Holly Lugassy, brother Leon Lugassy and sisters, Dr. Gloria Lugassy and Ninette Kartchner.
During his 40 year career as Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. Lugassy was an educator, a dentist, a leader and a source of laughter and positive influence for those around him. He loved his profession and he was very passionate about helping others. Along with numerous awards for his accomplishments as a Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Lugassy was the co-inventor of the M-L Scale, used to quantify occlusal loss. He also ran a successful dental practice in Novato, California.
In addition to a resolute commitment to his career, Dr. Lugassy was a successful athlete which started when he was a young man in Morocco, where he was champion sprinter. Dr. Lugassy was a running and cycling enthusiast, and completed many marathons and one and two hundred mile bike races. Never one to miss an opportunity to have fun, Dr. Lugassy completed the Bay to Breakers 12K race many times dressed as a gum stimulator at the end of a toothbrush float led by students at the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a DDS degree in Dentistry and a PhD degree in Philosophy, Dr. Lugassy spent his youth studying in Morocco and France and enjoyed citizenship in both France and the United States throughout his life. His humor, love of life and animals, charitable personality, and determination will be greatly missed. Dad, we love you and you will be deeply missed.
Private funeral services for immediate family only were held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Marin County. A public memorial service will be held at the University of Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco at 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010.