Sunday, January 20, 2013


The late Hobie Wilson was one of the truly great Bing Crosby fans out there, and he will be missed...

Hobie Wilson passed away at his Petaluma residence on January 15, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Loving husband for over 56 years to Cathie Wilson. Devoted father of Elizabeth (Steve) Hanak of Petaluma, Eileen (Gary) Bowers of Sonoma, and Loretta (Tom) Devito of Santa Rosa. Cherished grandfather of Catherine Mary Ackerly, Megan Ackerly, Natalie Hanak, Camille (Nick) Williams, and Jordan Devito and great-grandfather of Sabine Ackerly-Albright and Hobart Ackerly-Esquivias. Dear brother of Edith Stanley of WA and uncle of Joan Stanley.
“Hobie” was president and founding member of the “Bing’s Friends and Collector Society”. For over 30 years he enjoyed publishing the quarterly newsletter. On Sunday evenings he could be heard on our local radio station KTOB playing big band music and of course, Bing Crosby. He worked for the Post Office in San Francisco for over 36 years and previously lived in Sonoma.
As per his request there will not be a service. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675...

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