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Obituary for William C Hobbs

June 16, 2017
Newtown, Pennsylvania

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William C. Hobbs
1926-2017

William C. Hobbs passed away peacefully early Friday morning June 16, 2017 after a rapid decline in his health. He remained active well into his 91st year when health issues became a problem but was well enough to celebrate his birthday with family.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Rose and daughter Carol and is survived by his four children Lynn Wysor and husband Jim of Norwich, NY, Kathy O'Donnell and husband Dave of Wrightstown, PA, Bill Hobbs and wife Diane of Yardley, PA and Missy Lenahan and husband Kevin of Ivyland, PA. His grandchildren are Jim Wysor and wife Deanie of CT, Brian Wysor and wife Tracey of RI, David O'Donnell and wife Aisha of NJ, Shannon Martin and husband Justin of NJ, Patrick O'Donnell and wife Megan of NJ, Jessica Lenahan of PA, Alexa Hobbs of NY, Elizabeth Hobbs of PA and Kaitlyn Lenahan of PA.

One of Bill's hobbies was carving; he could turn a piece of wood into a beautiful piece of art. He took great care in his work and presented each one of his eight great grandchildren with a duck carving, having finished the last two ducks within the last three months. The fortunate great grandchildren are Sylvia, Benjamin, Evan, Ethan, Eli, Olivia, Maxwell and Jackson.

Bill's love of the outdoors was something he shared with his family. Many hours were passed hunting and fishing, as he loved them both. He took the time to go fishing with his kids and grandkids whenever he could.

Bill is a WWII Veteran. He gave up earning his high school diploma to join the United States Navy becoming a signalman third class. He later became a member of the Newtown American Legion-Morell Smith Post 440. He is also a member of Bristol #25 Masonic Lodge and is a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Trenton Forest Number 4.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Sunday June 18th from 6 to 8 at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 E. Washington Ave, Newtown, 215-968-3891 and on Monday June 18th from 10 to 11 am at the Church of St. Andrew, 87 Swamp Road, Newtown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at the Church followed by burial in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

To view obituary on line visit: www.swartzgivnish.com

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