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Mr. Charles Hobbs Jr.

As originally published on Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

Charles Joseph Hobbs Jr., 83, of Emmitsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 28, 1925 in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late Charles J. Sr., and Ruth E. (Wivell) Hobbs. He was predeceased by his wife, Alma T. (Lingg) Hobbs.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War in the 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary. He was a member of the St. Anthony's Shrine Parish Catholic Church in Emmitsburg. Charles worked through out his life as a carpenter and worked on various construction projects on the Eisenhower Farm, St. Joseph's Provincial House, and Mt. St. Mary's University. Upon retirement from carpentry, he enjoyed attending auctions, collecting junk, tinkering projects, and gardening.

Surviving are children and spouses, Albert and Debra Hobbs of Sabillasville, Richard and Joanne Hobbs of Fairfield, Pa., Bernard and Dawn Hobbs of Rocky Ridge, Leo and Lori Hobbs of Emmitsburg, and Ginny and Fred Bowne of Fairfield, Pa.; siblings, Francis Hobbs of Emmitsburg, Helen Sanders of Taneytown, James Hobbs Sr., of Fairfield, George Hobbs of Taneytown, Donald Hobbs of Gettysburg, Patrick Hobbs, of Harney, Edgar Hobbs of Fairfield, and Margaret McNair of Laurel.

Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Mary C. Hobbs, and by a brother, Earl J. Hobbs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg with Rev. Vincent J. O'Malley, C.M. as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph's Cemetery in Emmitsburg.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Russell, Matt, Greg, Josh, Michael, and Daniel Hobbs, Shawn and Tony Wivell, and Steve Bowne.

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