R. Delaine Hobbs Jr.

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Mr. R. Delaine Hobbs, Jr., 81, of Mount Airy, Md., passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 surrounded by his family, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was a well known community leader, business owner and devoted family man. He lived to serve the greater good of others. Born October 24, 1934 in Frederick, Md. He was a son of the late Reginald Delaine Sr., and Helen Gertrude Houff Hobbs. Delaine attended the University of Maryland as a Business Major. He was First Chair Trombonist in the University of Maryland Marching Band. He also attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music with a full scholarship; and the New York Institute of Photography. He owned and operated several Mount Airy businesses - People's Lumber & Supply Company, Inc., Shops of Yesteryear, Inc. and Delaine Hobbs Photography Studio. He bred champion English Springer Spaniels, he played in the Browningsville Band, as well as having his own band called the "Blue Notes" Delaine was a member of the Mount Airy Town Council for 36 years from 1966 - 2002, serving as Secretary from 1966-1988, and President 1988-2002. His nine consecutive four year terms made him the third longest elected official to hold office in a municipality in Maryland history. A member of the Carroll Community College Board of Trustees for 22 years from 1993 - 2015. He was appointed to the board by four consecutive Maryland Governors. He received an honorary doctorate degree, and in 2015 the Carroll County Commissioners honored him for his years of service on the board. Delaine was President of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department for an unprecedented 17 years. A long-time member of the Mount Airy Rotary Club where he was awarded the Paul E. Harris Fellow Award by his peers. A lifetime member of the Carroll County Hospital Board. He was an inaugural inductee into Maryland's Municipal Hall of Fame; and in 2000 he was inducted into the Mount Airy Hall of Fame. In June 2013 he was honored by the Mayor and Mount Airy Town Council commemorating his years of dedicated service to the town. A portrait and plaque were unveiled at the Town Hall where they will be permanently displayed. Delaine was a longtime member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy and a current member of New Market United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann Hobbs; two children: Scott Delaine Hobbs and his wife Evelyn; and Heather Ann Hobbs Michael and her husband Patrick, and three grandchildren: Cameron Michael, Megan Hobbs and Logan Michael. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kristen Lynn Hobbs. In honor of R. Delaine Hobbs' 36 years of service on the Mount Airy Town Council, Mayor Patrick Rockinberg has ordered that all flags flown on Mount Airy town property be lowered to half- staff beginning at sunrise on Friday, May 13, 2016 until his interment. Friends may call 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home. 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at New Market United Methodist Church, 5501 Old New Market Road, New Market, Maryland 21774. Reverend Scott Clawson, will officiate. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Mr. Hobbs' name to New Market United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, and mailed to Post Office Box 111, New Market, Maryland 21774



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Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home
26401 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
(301) 253-2138
Published in Carroll County Times on May 15, 2016
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