Frank Hobbs – KI4FWG (SK)
HOBBS, Frank (KI4FWG) (SK) – Francis J. [“Frank”] Hobbs, founder of the Sun City Center Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) passed away last Friday 9/17/10. Frank, a past-President, was very active in all aspects of the organization and a driving force in the recruitment of area-residents for CERT classes. Frank received his amateur license as part of a Hillsborough County Fire program – supported by TARC – to license CERT members as hams.
Frank Hobbs was born August 8, 1931, in New York and died at the age of 79, on September 17, 2010 in Sun City Center, Florida. He is survived by his wife JoAnn; daughters, Cheryl, Kathy and Linda and husband Charlie; grandchildren Sherry and husband Tito, Stoch, Nicole and Daniel; great grandchildren Dominic and Gabriel; sister Pat Gosienski and family; Dee special family friend.
Frank was a veteran of the United States NAVY. He volunteered throughout his life, as a Fireman with the Wantagh Fire Department in N.Y. Since coming to Sun City Center Frank founded the SCC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and was past-President. A member of SCC Security Patrol, he sat on the board and was Captain of team 30. He was part of the Men’s Club where he served meals on wheels, as well as installing life line phones and had served as a member of the Citizens Patrol.
He was loved by all and will be missed, but forever in our Hearts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Frank’s name to SCC Security Patrol, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5352 , American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Parkway Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, UTC-FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612.