Howard E. Hobson (1912 - 2012)

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Howard E. Hobson

Age 100, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on May 6, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice.

Howard was the 3rd oldest of 5 sons of Wilmer and Florence Hobson. He was WWII Air Marine Corp veteran serving at Peleliu Island before and during the invasion of the Philippines by McArthur. Howard was an executive for Patterson & Schwartz and had taught real estate at Goldey-Beacom College. He continued to work for Patterson & Schwartz after his retirement as a mail runner and bank depositor until he was 95.He was and 33degree mason of the Armstrong Lodge #26 A.F. & A.M. Howard was an avid golfer, playing at Greenhill Golf Course until the age of 92. He also enjoyed refinishing furniture, picture framing and growing tomatoes and flowers.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elva Hobson in 2005. Howard is survived by his sons, George McCleary Hobson and Wilmer Howard Hobson and his daughter-in-law Cynthia Ann Hobson, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Saturday, May 12, 2 from 9:30-10:30 am at the MCCRERY & HARRA FUNERAL HOME, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilm., DE 19808 where a service will begin at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Lower Brandywine Cemetery.

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Published in The News Journal from May 8 to May 9, 2012
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