Hobbes, Oscar Hartwell Oscar Hartwell Hobbes, age 84, of South New Road, Hamden passed away November 9, 2008 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Oscar was the husband of Roberta Marie Monis Hobbes; father of Lori & her late husband Philip Hekeler of Cheshire & Shirley & her husband Paul Zaloumis of Roxbury; grandfather of Peter (wife Estee), Marc (wife Carole), Matthew & the late Craig Zaloumis, M'Liss DeAngelo, Keith (wife Barbara) & Kurt (wife Lisa) Hekeler; brother of Barbara Valentine of Mt. Clemens, MI, Margaret Pidima of Ankeny, Iowa & the late Josephine English, Nancy, Patricia & John T. Hobbes; brother in-law of Patricia Biastre of Newport, RI & Richard Moniz of Fresno, CA. Oscar is also survived by 9 great grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on March 2, 1924 he was a son of the late Barbara & John T. Hobbes, Sr. Oscar served in the US Marine Corps during WWII in the American & Pacific Theaters, after which he served in the US Reserves during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of MIT in 1955 completing a degree in Civil Engineering, he subequently began his career with SNET Co, retiring as an engineer there, he continued on to work for the Westington Co. in Nigeria. Upon returnig home he started his on business, the 'Hobbes Enginering & Service' as a engineering consultant for the Town of Cheshire. He was a member of the Connecticut Building Congress, a member & Past Master of the Day Spring Lodge #30 AF & AM. & a member of the Hiram Lodge #1 AF & AM and Past District Deputy for the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden on Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008 at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. with a Masonic service at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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  1. .Aunt. Roberta, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Occie was a great man and we are lucky to have known him. Aunt Pat and Pamela always shared you both with us and we always felt like we were an extended part of your family.

  2. I am most sorry to hear of Mr. Hobbes passing. Your family has been a warm part of our family for many years, and we all send our love, support and prayers to you. From all the girls at Tendrils Salon, Middlebury, CT.

  3. I remember Mr. Hobbs as being a very kind, patient and fun-loving person. I remember that he took time out of his very busy schedule to teach Engineering merit badge to a bunch of interested Boy Scouts…me included. The highlight of his merit badge class was a tour of the almost completed SNET building on Orange Street, which housed some huge microwave antennas. I remember how enthusiastic he was and how exciting he made the field of engineering for us. Whenever I look at that building it reminds me of that tour, and of Mr. Hobbs. His merit badge class over 30 years ago class inspired me to seek a career in facilities management and engineering. God speed Mr. Hobbs! Also, my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Hekeler family. Keith, Kurt & M’Liss’ I know that you will miss your grandfather immensely!

  4. One of the finest gentlemen I ever knew in my 84 years on this earth. He will be missed. My condolences to the family

  5. oscar was a nice guy. my condolences to the family, may he rest in peace. dayspring past master, robert stokes.

  6. oscar..you were/are the best neighbor anybody could ever hope for…i will surely miss your friendship!!!!!! we will continue to look after roberta…God has truly blessed us!!!

  7. The thought of Uncle Occie always made me smile. Our world is a better place because of him. I wish I could be there with you all, but please know that I am with you in spirit. Lots of love. Nona

  8. We were very sad to hear of the passing of Oscar Hobbes. The Employees of White-Bowman Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

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