Prince Tewfik Adil (TA) Toussoun, PhD of La Quinta, CA and Boalsburg, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 3, 2021 in his home in La Quinta, CA. TA was born in Cairo, Egypt but grew up in France. He attended Cornell University in New York and University of California, Berkeley. He was a devoted father to, and is survived by his four stepchildren Christiane Joubert, Chantal Joubert-Honacki, Bernard Joubert and Manon Joubert-Hogan. TA had five grandchildren; Alexis, Lauren and Michael Hogan as well as Arielle and Elise Joubert-Honacki. TA loved and always supported his grandchildren - whether in sports or academics, he made sure they knew he believed in them.
He is also survived by several cousins in Istanbul, Turkey and many dear friends and neighbors. TA received his doctorate in plant pathology from UC Berkeley where he later was a professor of plant pathology. He was also a tenured professor of plant pathology at Penn State University in State College, PA. TA also established a research foundation at Penn State devoted to microorganisms causing plant diseases.
TA will be remembered for his love of life, wonderful sense of humor, kindness and generosity. He loved all of his family dearly. TA would have been 96 in mid-April.
We know he is at peace and surrounded by love.
Memorial service will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10 am at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with Celebrant Jackie Hook officiating. Graveside service will follow at Boalsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.