Born in Sparta, Wis., he had lived in Aurora since 1985. He previously lived in Cleveland.
Mr. Hobson was a fuel service engineer and mechanic for J.J. Turner Co., where he worked for 32 years until he retired in 1977.
Survivors include his sons, Richard P. and Thomas E.; daughters, Nancy O'Brien, Mary Szasz and Patricia Textoris; six grandchildren; and brother, Eire "Dutch." His wife, Lois (Niday), died in May 1987.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Aurora.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.