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HOBIE BELKNAP Hobart Dean Belknap Jr. passed away on Oct. 14, 2012, in Murrieta, California. Aside from living in Murrieta, the family resided in LaVerne (12 years) and Wrightwood (19 years). Hobie was born Feb. 1, 1932, to Hobart Dean Belknap Sr. and Lucille Snyder Belknap in Portland, OR. In 1943, his family moved to Pasadena, CA, where his father served in the United States Army as a doctor. Hobie graduated from McKinley Junior High School in 1948 and then from Pasadena City College in 1950. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, proudly serving as an artilleryman during the Korean War. In 1952, he attained the rank of sergeant. After the Korean War, he attended the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. There he met his future beloved wife, Nancy Toliver. They were married in 1956 in Weathersfield, Essex, England, at the 20th Tactical Air Force Base. They returned to the United States where Hobie briefly attended the University of California, Los Angeles. Hobie moved the family to Kentucky so he could attend the University of Louisville to study law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science law degree in 1959 and a Juris Doctorate law degree in 1961. Hobie then enlisted in the United States Army for 3 years as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer attaining the rank of captain. After his term in the Army, he returned to civilian work spending 5 years as an attorney for Lockheed in Ontario, CA. In 1970, Hobie began working for Southern California Edison where he specialized in air quality management. He retired 20 years later, an attorney on SCE's Senior Counsel. Hobie is preceded in death by his father Hobart, mother Lucille, sister Marilyn, son Jeffery, and grandson Cameron. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Nancy; his two daughters Suzanne (Steven) Giorgi and Barbara (Jeffrey) Sprague; his two sons Hobart (Bart) Belknap III (Gerda) and Gregory Belknap (Katherine); 12 grand-children; and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2012, at 11:00 am, at The Colony, located at 40710 Avenida Florida, Murrieta, CA, in the Club House. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm, at Montecito Memorial Park at 3520 E. Washington St. Colton, CA.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 31, 2012
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