William D. Hobey

Sutton, Massachusetts

1935 - 2017


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William D. Hobey, PhD, 82Sutton - William D. Hobey, PhD, 82, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in the University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center, after a short illness. His wife of 54 years, Ruth M. (Duquette) Hobey,...

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Dr. Hobey was one of my professors when I was a student at WPI. There's a lot of words to describe him: quirky, warm, smart as a whip, I could go on and on. His "office organization" was legendary. He cared a lot for his students. To Bill's family, I hope you are comforted by faith, family, and friends, but know that Bill was widely respected and had a positive impact on so many people.

Bill was my colleague and intellectual sparring partner; I'm saddened to learn of his death. My condolences to all members of his family.
Steve Weininger

To Bill Hobey's family and Gloria: God be with you all at this difficult time. Sending condolences and wishes for peace.
Anita Balcom (Gloria's sister)