Sergio Lub, one of PBI’s founders, has passed away

Sergio Lub, an American artist and jewelry designer who was one of PBI’s founders, passed away peacefully on January 8th at the age of 70, surrounded by his immediate family. Sergio was born in Argentina in 1953 and trained as an architect in Buenos Aires before realizing his creativity could be more freely expressed as a jewelry designer. He can be seen at the top left of the photo above from PBI’s founding meeting at the Lub’s home in December 2010.

PBI Co-Chair Ellen Brown writes:

“Sergio was a kind and generous soul — a great photographer, artist, world traveler and activist, who took a keen interest in what was going on in the world, and was always open to other points of view. A very memorable thing the whole Public Banking Institute board and staff are grateful for is the Lubs’ generous hosting of our first meeting in their Walnut Creek home in December 2010, when we founded that organization. In fact, PBI was Sergio’s idea! He said something like, “While you’re up here, why don’t you call a meeting of your public banking google group people who are here and see if you can form an organization? You can meet here.” So without Sergio, there would be no Public Banking Institute. Sergio had me speak several times at his Friendly Favors events. Rest in peace, dear Sergio.”

ranunculus photo by Zoe Schaeffer.

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