Michael Hobbs, 63, of Avoca, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the VA Medical Center, Plains Twp., after a long battle with cancer. Born April 22, 1950, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary Best Hobbs.
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Mike was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca. He was employed at Topps Chewing Gum and, prior to his illness, worked at Pride Mobility, Duryea. Mike was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 229, having served as a Trustee. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, where he received numerous medals. He was an avid fan of his N.Y. Yankees, Giants and Penn State Football. He loved his pool league, dart league and pitch tournaments. He was a member and past commander of the Avoca VFW Post 8335, past commander of Avoca American Legion and the West Side Social Club.
Surviving are sisters, Patricia Hitchner and husband Jack, Keene, N.H.; Kathleen Hobbs, Duryea; Maryanne Corradino and husband, David, Old Forge; and a brother, David and wife, Nancy, LaGrange, N.C. Uncle Mike will be missed by nephews, Todd Corradino, California; and Jeffrey Corradino,Old Forge; nieces, Kerri Lafond, N.H.; Kristi Doman, Wisconsin; Amy Janvier, New Hampshire; and Jamie Corradino, Pittston; his great-nephew, Michael Corradino; and great-nieces, Kira and Nora Doman, and Claire Janvier; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Father Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call Friday, Aug. 23, from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca. AMVETS Honor Guard of Dupont will provide military honors. Online condolences: www.kiesingerfuneralser vices.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 22, 2013