Blondo-Great Smile!
Paul Menge Tabe (Blondo)
  • 47 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 30, 1966
  • Place of birth:
    Buea, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Aug 12, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Yaoundé, Cameroon
Let the memory of Paul be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one: 

Paul Menge Tabe, known to many as simply "Blondo"

Blondo is survived by his wife, Celine Tabe.

He also leaves behind
- his mother, Mama Regina Tabe 
four sisters                                     
- Ms Angel Tabe                            
- Mrs Emelda Eyong                      
- Mrs Maureen Okpu                     
- Mrs Shirley Njang Ekangaki        

five brothers
- Engr. Moses Tabe
- Mr Peter Tabe
- Dr Henry Tabe
- Dr Julius Tabe (aka "Petit Blondo") 
- Mr Newton Tabe
a large extended family, several friends and well wishers

We will remember Blondo FOREVER!!!

NB: For  Longer Tributes please use the "Stories" Tab



Funeral Arrangements

Removal from CUSS Mortuary: Thursday September 12, 2013. 
Travel to Numba: Friday September 13, 2013
Burial: Saturday September 14, 2013

Wake-keeping in the US: Friday August 30, 2013, 9pm-dawn
9470 Annapolis Road, Suite 115-116
Lanham, MD 20706 

Contacts: Ms Angel Tabe, Mr Peter Tabe and Mrs Mary Tabe (703-825-5468)
Wake-keeping in the UK: Saturday September 7, 2013
Contacts: Dr Henry Tabe & Mrs Manyi-Echi Tabe (07542022279)

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Peter Tabe on 30th June 2015

"Watching Blondo's pictures parade this screen and reading the tributes provoke tears of pains from my eyes. Menge was my Master of Ceremony for all occasions I hosted in Cameroon. He spoke eloquently and his company was always a treasure. I also remember vividly how he supported my wife and daughter in Yaounde during my brief period of studies in Holland. My wife, kids and I, will particularly miss him so much.

"On your birthday today, may you stay well with our dear Dad (Papa Tabe) and brother (Emmanu). We constantly remember you all very positively out here"."

This tribute was added by Gordon Baiye on 26th December 2013

"OMG! " I knew this big bro(Blondo) in the early 1980s in Mamfe (Banya quarters) . What comes to mind when ever hear the name "Blondo" is the several cars from Germany he was driving in Mamfe. RIP Blondo"

This tribute was added by Austine Arrey on 8th September 2013

"You were not just a friend but a brother to the Arrey's family. The good stories you told us at Georges place will be greatly missed. The good news is that you completed the cycle of life. Join my late brother Cyril Ebot and have a good family over there. Adieu Pa Blondo"

This tribute was added by Bessem Helen Orock on 5th September 2013

"To the Tabes & loved ones.

We grieve together - all our thoughts and prayers are with you!"

This tribute was added by Julius Agbor on 4th September 2013

"Blondo, as you were funnily known, was a genuine friend to anyone. His thoughts were always thoughts of progress, good never evil. The world needed people like you Blondo!!! May your soul rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by evala alice on 31st August 2013

"Lord hold my tears and give me the courage to say even a word to our Uncle Paul. It wearies me to even think it is true that u are no more. u have always been there for your clan in Y'de concerning social gatherings since yr junior Mr P. Tabe went to U.S; now u have abandonded us. u made me kn. all is not money.PHIL. 3 vs 30 tells me GOD considers u as "HEAVEN'S BEST. R I P.we miss u for n"

This tribute was added by soter agbaw-ebai on 29th August 2013

"You introduced studies in Nigeria to many Mamfe children,You taught us how to appear in black suits always,You guided us in Mamfe and Yaounde, You shared the little you had with us, You made us laugh with Calabar stories,You took one of us as a wife,You indeed loved my generation!We gave you a namesake-Small Blondo!RIP Big Bros"

This tribute was added by joseph nkoh Tabe on 28th August 2013

"May the soul of Brother Paul Menge Tabe rest in perfect peace in the lord and may the journey to eternity be peaceful.  My sincere condolence to the entire Tabe  Family. May the good God confort you in this hard period of sorrow. God bless."

This tribute was added by samson Awo on 24th August 2013

"Blondo! I face the grim news of your departure in tearful reflection,coming to terms with the abrupt and painful separation which a death like yours, imposes on me.My wife and I will miss you."

This tribute was added by patience mbeng on 22nd August 2013

"Angel, cling to the memories of BLONDO and let them find ways to heal you all. The love and laughter, the joy in the togetherness you all shared, will make you all strong. BLONDO may you rest in perfect peace and good nite. Patience . For the Mbeng family."

This tribute was added by Chelsea Tabe on 20th August 2013

"Uncle Menge, I still haven't come to terms with the fact that I will never have a conversation with you again. It was always a pleasure to see you as were so welcoming. I am glad to have had the opportunity of knowing you. We will miss you so, so much."

This tribute was added by Clara Tako on 20th August 2013

""Blondo"  Fare ye well... Move on and proceed with confidence, for "God will cover you with his pinions, you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you..."  Psalms 91

Angel and family, let us be comforted by the fact that " Our loved ones never really die, cause their memories live in our hearts forever ""

This tribute was added by Arrey Echi on 20th August 2013

"Bro Menge's death has left a gaping vacuum that will never get filled and through this, we reflect on what life truly is about. In this moment of such a tragic loss, My thoughts and prayers are with the TABE Family. Saying goodbye will be hard. May God Jehovah grant you all the strength to cope with this loss and may you draw strength from the resurrection hope; John 5:28,29."

This tribute was added by clement tabe on 19th August 2013

"It is hard to say farewell to a love one. Blondo we will miss you greatly especially when we come to Cameroon.  To the rest of the Tabe's family please accept our sincere sympathy as Paul rest in his final resting place. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Wish you all God blessings.
Dr Clement/Annette Tabe"

This tribute was added by Tabe Family on 19th August 2013

"Sister Angel and family,
Its hard to hear this sad news. Blondo was a great man. A close friend of mine that we spent secondary years together in Mamfe.
I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. May his Soul Rest In Peace. Danny Enokpa & family."

This tribute was added by Tabe Family on 19th August 2013

"To the Tabe family,
           The Eyong family extends its condolences to Paul's (Blondo) family and those who knew and loved him. We know you face a difficult time ahead. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. With our help and prayers, you will emerge a stronger family. The Eyong family. SOE"

This tribute was added by Mayong Tabe on 19th August 2013

"Uncle Menge, I only met you once in 2003, but I've heard so much about you - and you sound like a wonderful uncle to me. When Daddy told me last Tuesday what had happened, I was shocked and deeply saddened. Although you have passed away, you'll be here to stay - FOREVER - in my heart.
Lots of love, Little Mayong, England"

This tribute was added by Shirley Njang-Ekangaki Tabe on 19th August 2013

"Mengs Blonds as I fondly called you.I had plans to have a face-a-face discussion with you in september as Mama reminded me that same day of her visit to Y'de in sept. I knew for sure you were going to come and see your mum.Rather you will be buried in september,well,I do not believe in tributes bcos the dead can not read but i have no choice now.With so much to say, I'll be back big bros"

This tribute was added by Nuella Achale on 19th August 2013

"Uncle Menge! I still cannot come to terms with the fact that you are no more. Only GOD alone knows why he decided to take such a great uncle from us at this time.You were a very caring uncle to me growing up. I am glad GOD gave me a chance to hug you this past Dec. during my visit with my husband and son.You're in a better place! Pls greet Emmanu and  Papa my "Big, Big Moyo".
LOVE Ekieta"

This tribute was added by Tabe Awo on 18th August 2013

"Brother Menge (grand Blondo as I fondly call you), your untimely death has left a vacuum in my mind as I can still remember your great sense of humor. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Fausta Tabe on 18th August 2013

"Oh, Uncle Menge! I can hardly count the # of years that have gone by since the last time I saw you in Yaounde (shortly before moving to the USA). If anyone had said that would be our last encounter in flesh, I would have been in absolute denial. You probably would have told that person off yourself. I'll miss your candid & yet amusing character. Adieu, dear Uncle...until we meet again! :'("

This tribute was added by Jose Tambe Ebone on 18th August 2013

"Every single day seems tragic as death lurks and steals our loved ones. Like Shakespeare  put it "death is like a stage on which we all are actors".True we cannot take back what has happened and it is my prayer that the Almighty God Jehovah grant You all, the TABE family the strength to cope with this great loss.Remember the words of 1 Thessalonians 4:13 and be courageous. - J. Tambe Ebone"

This tribute was added by Tabe Family on 17th August 2013

"Watching Blondo's pictures parade this screen and reading the tributes provokes tears from my eyes. Menge was my Master of Ceremony for all occasions I hosted in Cameroon. He spoke eloquently and his company was always a treasure. I, my kids & wife will particularly miss him so.

Peter Tabe."

This tribute was added by Tabe Family on 15th August 2013

"Blondo! Your tragic and untimely departure fills our hearts with untold pain and sorrow. You are a special son, brother and uncle to us. Your infectious joie de vivre always made your company one to treasure. We will miss your eloquence and caustic sense of humour. We will miss you dearly."

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