GANSEVOORT - Hermann D. Hobbs Sr., 70, of Gansevoort, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs.
Born on March 15, 1940, in Ellenburg Center, he was the son of the late Earl and Lena (LaSage) Hobbs.
On Sept. 4, 1960, he married Flossie Havens at the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Lewis, officiating.
Hermann was a well-known musician in the area. He got his start playing with his parent's band in Chateaugay, N.Y. He loved playing lead guitar and fiddle with Easy Country Band, the Townsmen Band and several other bands in the area. Hermann was a very talented musician who could play any instrument that he picked up. He could play any song, just by listening to the tune.
Hermann also enjoyed going to the Saratoga Race Course and tending to his yard. He was a well-liked gentleman, who was loved by his family and friends. Hermann was always known to have a wonderful smile that spread across his face. The joy of Hermann's life was spending time with his grandchildren, who according to him, could do no wrong.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Alta Barcomb, Thelma Burdo and his brothers, Glen Hobbs and Darwin Hobbs.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Flossie Hobbs of Gansevoort; his two children, Beth Durkee and her husband, Jeff, of South Glens Falls and Hermann D. Hobbs Jr., also of South Glens Falls; his three grandchildren: Nicole Durkee, Matthew Durkee and Brittany Hobbs, all of South Glens Falls; his siblings, Ella and A.J. Huntington of Deerfield, Fla., Earl and Sandra Hobbs of South Glens Falls, Irma and Leo Boyea of Chateaugay, N.Y., and Gary and Donna Hobbs of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Joshua Miller of the New Life Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimers Association, Capital District Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083. Online condolences may be made by e-mailing carletonfuneral firstname.lastname@example.org.