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Richard Sandy Hobba

April 22, 1946 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 73)


Richard Sandy Hobba, 73, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

He was born on April 22, 1946 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William Albert “Tobe” and Edna (Hoffer) Hobba.

On August 18, 1973 he married the former Kathryn Ann Merrell.  She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Sandy loved to be outside and felt close to the Lord being a “member of the Great Outdoors” for his church affiliation.

Mr. Hobba worked at Season all window manufacturing which later became Thermal Gard for over forty years, he retired from the company in 2012.

He was an excellent woodworker, enjoyed hunting and loved his dog Solo and cat Nugget.

Sandy was a loving brother to his siblings.

In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by one brother, William Hobba and wife Carol of Morgantown, WV; five sisters, Arlene Wingert and husband Ron of Minnesota, Lucille Campbell and husband Dave of Brookville, Janet Smiley and husband Joe, Lillian Kendall and Jean Yount, all of Punxsutawney; three sister in-laws, Marcella Hobba, Bea Kroh and husband John, Julie Bishop and husband Ben, all of Punxsutawney; brother in-law Jake Merrell and wife Terri of Punxsutawney; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Hobba, brother in-laws Devere Kendall and Fred Yount, Terry, Lynn, and Lee Merrell.

Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Joey Payne.

His ashes will be interred at a later date at Ridgemont Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

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November 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Funeral Service
November 23, 2019

2:00 PM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

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