Andrew Hobbs

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Andrew D. "Andy" Hobbs, 76 of Hanover, peacefully went to his eternal home on September 20, 2016 at SpiriTrust Lutheran The Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover. He was the loving husband of Rosalie A. (Harne) Hobbs for 44 years. Born December 28, 1939 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Andrew H. and Irma M. (Dern) Hobbs. Andy was a farm hand, starting at age 13 milking cows on local farms in the Sykesville, MD area. He was a graduate of Sykesville High School class of 1958. He later became employed with Baltimore Gas and Electric for 34 years retiring in 1994. Mr. Hobbs enjoyed fishing and was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan. He also coached little league girls basketball and T-Ball and coached the Cubs of the Sykesville Boys Little League. In addition Andy was a member of the Freedom Masonic Lodge #112 of Sykesville, MD and Barts Centenary United Methodist Church, Littlestown, PA. In addition to his wife Rosalie, Andy is survived by four children; Edward Hobbs and his wife Pam of Hampstead, MD, Debbie Franz and her husband Chris of Owings Mills, MD, Lisa McEwan and her husband Bill of York, PA and Cathy Rettew of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; six grandchildren, Lauren and Thomas Franz, Jennifer and Drew Hobbs and Kyra and Quinn Rettew; and one sister, Dorothy Boone and her husband Arthur, Manchester, MD. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Andy Hobbs will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Barts Centenary United Methodist Church, 50 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340 with Pastor Emilia Burdick officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a luncheon to be held at the church. Due to his youngest granddaughter having Type 1 diabetes, Andy would like memorial contributions to be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at; JDRF Palmetto Chapter, 1122 Lady St., Suite 1000, Columbia S.C. 29201 or you may donate on-line at JDRF.org.



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Wetzel Funeral Home - Hanover
549 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-1242
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 30, 2016
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