Phil HobtNovember 29, 1964 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 52)
Phillip Edward Hobt was born November 29, 1964, to Ralph and Joan Hobt. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, from complications of Addison’s Disease on April 26, 2017. He had been living in Atlanta for the last ten years, working at Comcast as a supervisor in the Advanced Business Services Department.
He is survived by 4 brothers and 2 sisters and their families: Steve and Debby Hobt of Cleveland, OH, children: Christopher, Meghan(Daniel), Melissa(Alex), John(Julia), and Alex; Dan and Nancy Hobt of Nevada, IA: children: Katherine(Cody) and Natalie (Matt); Jim Hobt and Sheila Masella of Marietta, GA: children: Jessica, Kevin, and Carrie; Tom and Denise Hobt of Johnston, IA, children: Emilee, Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Nick; Mary Jo and Ryan Mayberry of Omaha, NE, children: Dylan and Justin(Courtney); Laura and Tim McCormick of Hooper, NE, children: Nate, Sam, and Grayce; two aunts, two uncles, and many cousins.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Joan Hobt, and one nephew, Andrew Hobt.
Phil grew up in Chariton, Iowa, graduating from Chariton High School in 1983. Phil was an eternal student. Following high school, he proved his ambition for education by attending Loras College in Dubuque, IA; Catholic University in Washington DC; and St. Mary’s University in Baltimore, MD. During those 9 years of college, he earned two bachelor degrees and 6 Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology. He later added another Master’s degree in Accounting while living in Atlanta.
Phil lived, taught, and worked in the Midwest until 2007, when he moved to Atlanta and began working in business. He eventually found his work home at Comcast where he worked with a group of amazing people.
Family and travel were two of Phil’s joys. He acted as travel agent and tour guide on many trips with family members, making the most out of every minute of each excursion. His nieces and nephews looked forward to trips to Piper’s in Chariton, where he spoiled them with ridiculous amounts of candy. He served as godfather, Confirmation sponsor, best man and confidant to his family and friends.
He remained faithful to the Irish, even after Manti Teo. He traded the Cubs for the Braves a little too soon and enjoyed running, reading, hiking, and kayaking (to the best of his ability.)
Phil remained steadfast in his faith, poured his heart into his family, friends, and every vocation he followed. He had much to be proud of in his short life.