Albert Joseph Hobbs
August 7, 1922 ~ December 25, 2014
Albert Joseph Hobbs, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 25, 2014.
Mr. Hobbs was born in Wilmington, DE on August 7, 1922, and was the son of the late Joseph W. Hobbs and Verna Baldwin Hobbs. He bravely served his country as a member of the US Army during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement, he accepted a janitorial position with the Krowell Company. He later worked for a number of years as a driver for Taylor Kline – a New Castle based general contracting company.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Viola Katherine Bedor Hobbs and a son, Joseph Hobbs. He is survived by his children, Joanne Sheetz of Newark, Geraldine Funk of Newark, Michael Hobbs of Claymont, Douglas Hobbs of New Castle, and Wayne Hobbs of New Castle; sister, Ethel Romano of Elsmere; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, December 30, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.