The Reverend Henry H. Hobbs

The Reverend Henry H. Hobbs


Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Henry H. Hobbs of Port Chester, NY, who died on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after a brief illness.

Rev. Hobbs was born in Clearwater, FL to Thomas and Clarine Hobbs. He graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, FL, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Union Theological Seminary in New York. During World War II, Rev. Hobbs was a member of the 104th Bomber Squadron of the Army Air Force.

Rev. Hobbs was ordained in the New York East Conference in 1957 and pastored the following churches: Wakefield Grace and Westchester UMCs in the Bronx; Port Chester; Hobart and Township in Hobart, NY; and Rye. While at Westchester UMC he oversaw the establishment of the Tremont Day Care Center, currently an independent non-profit serving over 200 children.

In addition to his service in parish ministry, he was a founding member and the first executive director of Human Development Services of Port Chester, a non-profit organization providing housing and supportive services for the homeless and mentally ill. He worked with others in the community to establish the organization in the late 1970s and early 1980s and continued as executive director for a number of years after he retired from the New York Conference in 1992.

Rev. Hobbs is survived by his wife, Sandy, his son James, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Kevin, two sisters and a brother.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00am at Mamaroneck United Methodist Church, 546 East Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Burial will be private. Memorial gifts may be made to the Mamaroneck UMC Endowment Fund at Mamaroneck UMC. 

Cards and messages may be sent to Sandy Hobbs at 201 Willett Ave, Apt 223, Port Chester, NY 10573.