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Hobart Robertson Obituary
HOBART J. ROBERTSON

Heaven welcomed a mellow soul of great wit and good company, Hobart John Robertson, on April 17, 2012. He and his late wife Fylis Faye Fernandez are reunited at last. Fylis will ensure that "Hoby" begins the many new projects she has waiting for him.

Hoby was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1922 to William H. Robertson and Grace A. Siemers. He attended Bancroft Jr. High where he met Fylis. They both attended Hollywood High. He joined the Army in early 1942 and served stateside as a rifle instructor. Hoby married Fylis in 1949, a rich marriage that would last until Fylis' death in 2005. Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California in civil engineering in 1952 Hoby began a 30 year career with the City of Los Angeles in the Bureau of Public Buildings, eventually becoming chief engineer of the Construction Division.

Hoby and Fylis leave behind three sons, Brent (Elena) Robertson, Brian (Lori) Robertson and Bruce (Su) Robertson; Hoby's sister, Toni Davis; eight grandchildren, Ian, Shannon, Hannah, Sean, Gretchen, Cody, Bailey and Sienna; and two great grandchildren, Stella and Mia. They all loved "Grandpa" very much.

Dad loved British humor, history, coffee, and his beloved (by him only) "butts" (cigarettes). In retirement he served for many years as docent at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, engaging children and adults alike from all walks of life. He was an accomplished wood worker, a great conversationalist and a good friend to everyone. We will miss his wit and good nature.

A memorial service for Hoby will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Osborne Neighborhood Church, located at 13501 Osborne St., Arleta, CA 91331 phone (818) 899-7473. Donations may be made to the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from May 11 to May 13, 2012
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