Polo Mourns The Loss Of Two Outstanding Men In The Polo Community

Bob Lubash on the back of his car which also doubled as his polo photography office during a game in June 2015. Photo Credit: Katerina Morgan
Bob Lubash on the back of his car which also doubled as his polo photography office during a game in June 2015. Photo Credit: Katerina Morgan.

The United States Polo Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Robert “Bob” Lubash at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Bob passed away Monday, December 26, at his home farm in Connecticut, surrounded by his family. A member of the USPA for over 50 years, a memorial in The Morning Line described him as, a lover of horses, a polo player, the author of a great book POLO WISDOM and a wonderful photographer in the latter years of his life. Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, released a statement yesterday: With a heavy heart we say goodbye to a dear friend, great photographer and polo player Bob Lubash, who passed away in his Connecticut home last night. He was a big part of our polo family, joining us for every game of the season. The world of polo will miss you Bob, and Greenwich Polo Club will feel the depth of your absence. Thank you for your contributions and for being an important part of what makes the game so special. The USPA would like to echo these sentiments, offering our condolences to his family and friends and gratitude for his life devoted to polo.

Peter Orthwein with Lorna and Bob Lubash at a private dinner to honor the 2015 East Coast Open players. Photo Credit: Katerina Morgan.
Peter Orthwein with Lorna and Bob Lubash at a private dinner to honor the 2015 East Coast Open players. Photo Credit: Katerina Morgan.

C. Allen Ellis

c. allen ellis
C. Allen Ellis

The USPA would like to extend condolences to friends and family of C. Allen Ellis. Allen was born in Valparaiso, Chile, on September 5, 1930 and grew up in Mexico City. He left Mexico in 1944 to attend Culver Military Academy. He was a member of the Princeton Class of 1952 and was elected the first graduate president of the distinguished class of 52. While at Princeton he was elected as the Ivy Club president in 1950, and chairman of the Undergraduate Interclub Committee in 1951. Allen was voted by his classmates as the most respected member of his class. He was a member of the 1951 and 1952 Princeton Polo Club where he led his team as captain to the intercollegiate polo championship. He then served in the US Army artillery as forward observer, battery commander and general’s aide. Allen served as a Lieutenant from 1952-54. His time in the army was followed by graduation from Harvard Law School. Allen then went on to a successful investment banking career with First Boston Corporation.

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