This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anton Joe, 25, born on January 13, 1990 and passed away on April 26, 2015. We will remember him forever.

We encourage you to post your tributes, stories, photos and videos here.   

After talking to Anton's family, they decide to donate all the received money to charity and try to set up a scholarship. However, you can still make donations if you want. Cash or checks can be send to Ms. Arnell in the LSU Physics and Astronomy Department main office (202 Nicholson Hall).

Checks can be addressed to Dr. Michael L. Cherry, chair, Physics and Astronomy Department. You can also mail cash or check to the address below.

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
202 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Posted by Ibtihal AlSahlany on April 8, 2021
atināl ānran hāppi eril hevanvaisari āsvadikkumenn ñan pratīksikkunnu śrad'dhikkuka.
Posted by edwin lawrance on January 13, 2018
Bud, just thought of something u told us when we were in don bosco, that u wanted to be an IAS Officer
Posted by Parampreet Singh on January 13, 2016
I very much remember the wonderful time we spent on your birthday last year this day. I am glad completion of your PhD degree has now made your family very proud. And am proud to be your thesis supervisor.

I still miss you a lot.
Posted by Weiying Tang on July 5, 2015
Think of you just now. Hope you are doing well in heaven.
Posted by Koustav Mondal on May 4, 2015
Dude , I talked to you only a very few times over the course of 5 years. Yet I recognised the passion you had for your subject. I still remember a few "special sessions" in Kashyap's room. U will be sorely missed.
Posted by Abhirup Mallik on May 3, 2015
You were one of the nicest people I have ever met. You always had a smile on your face. I still remember the advice you gave me in a dinner table in KGP, seven years ago: "Just go with the flow". Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Ravi Rau on May 1, 2015
This a tragic loss of such a promising young man. My deepest condolences to his family and friends,   Ravi Rau
Posted by Rahul Kashyap on April 30, 2015
We always used to joke a lot about physics. He might still listen to my jokes in some manifold. Your work will be continued even though it's impossible to fill in the loss to everyone and to Physics.
Posted by Sujana Kabiraj on April 30, 2015
I didn't have the chance to talk to you a lot. But I would have liked to. We came together at Fall 2012. I remember meeting you first time on the very same hall of ICC for the fresher's party. I liked you. We all did. You were genuine and charming. You had a presence.
We chatted when we were preparing for the anchoring we did together in "Mauj". I remember for some reason we were talking about our age and I found out you were younger to me and asked you to call me "didi". Was it too long back!!.. It doesn't seem like that. We met so many times in bus. Just a little 'hi'. It seems so surreal so impossible that you are not there anymore and I will never remember when was the last time I saw you. If it affects us so much I can't even start to fathom how does it feel to your loved ones. I hope and pray they can have some peace. We miss you.
Posted by Gurminder Kaur on April 29, 2015
Anton was always there discussing physics passionately with my husband (Dr. Singh). It is hard for me to come to terms on that he is no more. Anton was a true gentleman, very kind and sweet. I will always miss him. Rest in peace Anton.
Posted by Anurag Raj on April 29, 2015
Rest in peace Anton.
Posted by Vishnu Rajeev on April 29, 2015

You're one of the best persons I have met in KGP. All those short conversations we had, while you visited my hall are good memories of you. The Khalil Gibran you gifted me will remain close to the heart. Rest in peace dear friend :-(
Posted by Pravin Gangwar on April 29, 2015
Anton was the first person I interacted when I landed in Baton Rouge and that interaction led to a wonderful friendship. He was like a brother to me, always ready to help in any situation.... No one can ever take your place buddy!
I am gonna miss playing poker, gym, hanging out with you and PP. I am gonna miss giving you swimming lessons. I must be a very bad teacher. You could be standing with us if I would have taught you little well enough to swim. Swati also misses you... She never met such a wonderful brother you were.... You still live in our heart and no memories can replace you. Rest in Peace Bro!
Posted by Nikhil Chacko on April 28, 2015
Sleep well, brother...
Posted by Jayesh M on April 28, 2015
You have left us alone, with the emptiness of loosing a great friend dude. I wish that time could roll back and I can have your wonderful company. Since, Nicholson apartments to Miami trip to sending me off from Baton Rouge, you secured profound place in my heart as a great friend. Come back Anton, we are not done yet my friend. Missing your presence and difficult to ingest the truth. Rest in peace.
Posted by Asmin Robin on April 28, 2015
Anton was a genius....a good class leader...a powerful school pupil leader....i knw u from our school days.....too hard 2 believe this Anton..... miss u very badly........
"You fell asleep without goodbye,...But memories of you will never die."
Posted by Saurabh Patel on April 28, 2015
A very friendly and helpful senior.
May his close family and friends get strength to overcome the sorrow of this loss.
Posted by Tinesh Thimothy on April 28, 2015
Rest in peace Anton :(
Posted by Subhasis Panda on April 28, 2015
RIP, my dear friend !! May God give strength to your family !!
Posted by Nishant Louis on April 28, 2015
RIP Anton, our prayers will always be with you......
Posted by Madhumita Dhar on April 28, 2015
I still can not believe this is true. I still remember the conversations we had. I still remember the warmth I had every time talking to you. You will remain forever in my memories with your beautiful smile. Rest in peace my genius friend.
Posted by Resmi Arjun on April 28, 2015
You will remain forever in my memories. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Posted by STANLY JOHN A on April 28, 2015
Posted by suman gala on April 28, 2015
A great son of my colleague, you are in our heart, forever.
Posted by Tess Leonard on April 28, 2015
Praying for Anton's family, may they feel God carrying them through this tough time."
Posted by Nithin jose on April 28, 2015
Rest in peace mate. ...we all will miss you. ...still itz really hard to believe.
Posted by Aswin Varma on April 28, 2015
Anton, we never really shared emotions with each other, but I hope you know, you were a brother to me da. I’ve been trying to hide away my tears and focussing on the more important things to do right now, like getting you home to your parents as soon as possible. I do that with all the courage that I have amassed, because I know that’s what you would’ve wanted us friends to do. You are the most sensible and practical human being I have ever seen.

Joie, it was the three of us always through thick and thin, me, you and PiPi. Without you our summers are not gonna be fun anymore, the trips to wine shops are gonna be cruel on us thinking about all the drinks that we shared between us, the gym, your house, tennis court, badminton court, cricket ground, you have placed yourself everywhere. Every moment trying to live in this place is horrible. I know without saying you know that you will be greatly missed my dear brother.

The day after you left us, even the Earth appeared to be angry at Baton Rouge for the huge sin it has committed of taking you away. It was totally dark at 9:30 in the morning and a tornado ripped through the heart of the city. And when I and Nikhil ran out of courage and broke down, I felt your presence with us, you crying with us, as a light rain.

You never wanted to be apart from us, that me and Hari found it hard to find a single photo of yours. It was always we five who moved together, everywhere, everyday. Tea in the evening, cooking for dinner, planning birthday celebrations and vacations, what meaning has all that got without you Joe.

I know you don’t wanna leave us ever. You will forever be a part of our lives. You will forever be young, even when we grow old. There are millions of other things that I want to tell you right now, but let that be between us, to talk about when I see you again.

Posted by Manil T Mohan on April 28, 2015
Posted by ligy john on April 27, 2015
We all miss u dear, May God give strength to your Mum and Dad dear....
Posted by Parampreet Singh on April 27, 2015
Anton, my PhD student and my close friend, had outstanding intellectual capabilities and superb personal qualities. His devotion, perseverance and passion to the field were unmatched to any student I know. He was the brightest star and a true scholar, always humble and eager to learn, grow and push the boundaries of the subject. I lost the rarest of the gems yesterday, a tragedy which I will never overcome. He will be always there in my prayers.
Posted by Rishabh Singh on April 27, 2015
"A very Sad Day. Rest in Peace Anton"
Posted by Pawan Sharma on April 27, 2015
RIP brother. May god give strength to your family and friends.
Posted by Chiramal Jairus Samuel on April 27, 2015
YOU GAVE ME MEMORIES...............
Posted by Sarath Shanmughan on April 27, 2015
Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Bhaskar Bardhan on April 27, 2015
Rest in peace, dear friend.
Posted by Anish Tholath on April 27, 2015
never knew him much.. just as my mom's colleague's son, a competition in PC thomas coaching classes(beat me by a mile).. the most intelligent guy i know in my life, always someone to look upto.. brought a tear to my eyes when i heard the today morning... be in peace wherever you are bro...
Posted by Fred John on April 27, 2015
A genius in all fields,Still hard to believe we lost u,
U will be remembered ,
Rest in peace my friend
Posted by Mutharasu LC on April 27, 2015
it's been such a short time since I got to know you, but your memories will be cherished forever in our hearts.

Rest in peace Anton.
Posted by Sandeep C on April 27, 2015
Rest In Peace my dear friend. You will always be remembered in our hearts.
Posted by Syam Mohan on April 27, 2015
i know anton from highschool.. he was a genius.. a good class leader... we used to call him "padipist"... a great guy.... i dont know you will be missed for me, but you certainly will be in my good memories...
as they say To live in the hearts of others is never to die...

rest in peace my friend...
Posted by pears paul on April 27, 2015
Rest in peace my brother
Posted by Siby Thomas on April 27, 2015
Rest In Peace My Dear Friend. . . . . It's Too Hard To Believe This..... U Will Be Always In Our HEART. . .
Posted by Sreedath Namangalam on April 27, 2015
Rest in peace dear friend. Hard to believe :(
Posted by Subhodip Maulik on April 27, 2015
Posted by Abhishek Royyuru on April 27, 2015
Rest in peace , Anton Joe.
Posted by Mohammad Mussadiq Jalalza... on April 27, 2015
We used to play cricket together. He was such a humble and nice man. Rest in peace. You will always be remembered.
Posted by sindhu siripurapu on April 27, 2015
Rest in Peace Anton, Its so hard to believe the fact.
May god give strength to your family and friends.
You will always be remembered.
Posted by Utsav Agarwal on April 27, 2015
It was only a few months back...We together performed in a play in Utsav 2014... Not even 50 hours back we were having fun playing at urec.... And suddenly he is no more.... Its like a shock... Its tough to take in such a news...
You shall always be remembered... Your presence will always be missed... Rest in peace my friend, ... Ur smile will remain in our hearts
Posted by Arnell Nelson on April 27, 2015
Just talked on Friday, always so polite and smiling. Rest in peace gentle one!
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Posted by Ibtihal AlSahlany on April 8, 2021
atināl ānran hāppi eril hevanvaisari āsvadikkumenn ñan pratīksikkunnu śrad'dhikkuka.
Posted by edwin lawrance on January 13, 2018
Bud, just thought of something u told us when we were in don bosco, that u wanted to be an IAS Officer
Posted by Parampreet Singh on January 13, 2016
I very much remember the wonderful time we spent on your birthday last year this day. I am glad completion of your PhD degree has now made your family very proud. And am proud to be your thesis supervisor.

I still miss you a lot.
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Shared by Deepak S on January 13, 2019

Sharing few memories during our high school at Don Bosco. Always remember these and many others when I thinks of you.

During our outing to Chennai (2005, if I am not wrong), we were doing some shopping in streets and saw a book stall. That was time when I heard of this great book: Brief history of Time. To my astonishment, Anton had not heard of it; A very rare occasion. I explained to him proudly that its a good book on physics and a man on wheel chairs wrote it. We both brought the book. A week after this, I read may be 1-2 chapters from the book, but could not understand much. That was time when we were learning Relativity and stuff. Anton started asking questions on topics in the book to the teacher who thought us Physics (Vimala ma'am). She may have cursed me if she knew how he got such doubts. :D

Another occasion of greatness and sincerity of Anton was when, during one of model exams, prior to mains during high school, that out Mathematics question paper was leaked and almost everyone had the question paper with them. Beign sincere and the leader (and the Captain School), I was afraid of leaking the paper to Anton ( My other friend who gave me the paper would go mad at me too). After exams, top scorer was Anton, scoring more than whoever had the question paper before.

Rest in peace Anton, dear friend.

a wonderful young man

Shared by Denitsa Chuhleva on April 28, 2015

I met Anton two years ago at his sister's wedding.We had a lovely conversation about physics and the life in the USA.I am really sad to hear that an accident has taken him away from loved ones.I felt him to be a wonderful and clever young man.The memories of him will always live through us.....