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“Mr. Hobbs was a teacher who helped me get through my last 2 years of elementary school. Alot of students at the time were picking on me and he showed...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Catherine Malatt - Oak Forest, IL

“Sorry to hear of Greg's passing. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Schiller - Chicago - Friend

“Countless childhood memories with the Hobbs brothers and little Mary Rita will never be forgotten. My heart was broken at her passing. Baseball,...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kathleen Erdmann Blackburn - ME

“I was fortunate to have been a student of both Mr Hobbs and Miss Gregg (as we called them back then). I was one of the girls on the cheerleading...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Beth Farmer Lahey - Springfield, IL

“Karyl and family - Sympathies and prayers are sent to you on the passing of Greg. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Marian Edmonson - Ottumwa, IA

“Karyl I missed seeing you at Marty's wake but I did get to visit with Gregg after so many years. I am thinkinf if you today along with your family...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barb Murray Butts - Mattoon, IL


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Age 73, a resident of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Karyl (Gregg); loving father of Julianne (Jayson) Polad, Brett (Tania) Hobbs, and Andrea (Michael) Judge; cherished grandfather of Maxton, Luke, Jake, Sawyer, Paisley, Thomas, and Samantha; dear brother of Ronald (late Marilyn) Hobbs, Martin (Marjory) Hobbs, Lawrence (Denise) Hobbs, Leo (Gail) Hobbs, and Donald (Teresa) Hobbs, as well as uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Gertrude Hobbs (Flynn), and sister Mary Rita Hobbs. Greg graduated from St. Procopius College with a degree in Philosophy. After teaching junior high English at St. Mary's of Mokena where he met his wife Karyl, Greg owned and operated Manhattan Real Estate and Manhattan Agency for the past 42 years. Greg was a long-time Board Director of the First Bank of Manhattan. He was a founding, current, and two-time President of the Lincoln-Way Foundation Board of Excellence. As an active member of the Joliet Country Club, Greg served as board president for two terms and greens and ground coordinator. Greg enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, the Cubbies, Bears and most importantly spending time with his family. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4-8 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 19515 115th Ave, Mokena, IL 60448 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Because Greg was proud and passionate about the community and his commitment to education, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Lincoln-Way Foundation Board of Excellence www.lw210.org would be appreciated. Info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225