Carl Durward Hobbs


Carl D. Hobbs, age 92, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at his home.
He was born in Beekmantown, N.Y., the son of Roy and Bertha (Hindes) Hobbs.
He served in the Navy Seabees from 1944-1946 in the Pacific Theater doing heavy construction. When he returned he continued working as a crane and heavy equipment operator, joining the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 106/158. He received his 70 Year plaque and was honored this past summer at the North Country Salute to Labor.
Carl worked for many local contractors. His list of memorable projects include, PAFB, St. Lawrence Seaway, SUNY, Hospital and in 1980 the Olympic Bobsled run.
He married G. Bartella Kerr in 1973; she passed away in December 2014. They spent many years at their lake home, enjoying snowmobiling, water skiing and always entertaining family and friends. Upon Carl and Bartella's retirement in 1989, they purchased a motorhome and traveled the US and spending many years in Florida.
Carl was a life member of the Plattsburgh BPOE Lodge, American Legion Post 1619, Plattsburgh VFW and a past member of the Beekmantown Fire Department.
He was predeceased by his wife, parents, his siblings and their spouses, Naomi (Bert) Rising, Lauren (Marie) Hobbs, Darrell (Theresa) Hobbs, and Alberta (Russell) Quilliams, and niece Sandra Pickersgill and nephew Michael Hobbs.
He is survived by special companion Lita Bechard, nephews, Kieth Rising, Dan Harrison, John, Jim, and Joe Hobbs, and John Quilliams; nieces, Nancy LeFevre and Pam Sutton and many great-nieces and nephews
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m., with a reception to follow at American Legion Post 1619, West Plattsburgh, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl's name can be made to North Country Honor Flight, PO Box 2644, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or to the Alzheimer's Ride to Remember, C/o Kathleen Freeman, 46 Ron Craig Road, Cadyville, NY 12918 or a charity of your choice.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
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