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Brian W. Hobbs

December 6, 1960 March 13, 2022
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Brian W. Hobbs, 61, passed away on March 13, 2022, from an unexpected heart attack.

Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all in the community.

He was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., on Dec. 6, 1960.

A lifelong area resident, Brian graduated with the DHS class of 1979. He enjoyed spending time at The Point, where he captured thousands of beautiful photos, which he shared with the community. Brian had an immense passion for photography, music, and the arts.

He loved spending time with his family and friends and could always be counted on for a good laugh and to put a smile on your face.

Brian was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills, and the Boston Bruins. Due to his many interests and passions, he had an eclectic mixture of friends with whom he developed special bonds.

A born again Christian, Brian had a deep love of God and always stated “I know where I’m going.”

Beloved father of Jocelyn (Brian) Christy, Lara Hobbs, and Troy Hobbs; proud grandfather “Poppy” of Chloe Christy and Clara Christy; dear brother of Kevin (Natalie) Hobbs; loving uncle to Kayleigh (Keith) Sciarratta and Andrea Hobbs; loving nephew of Diana Henris; and companion to Rachel Jackson. Also survived by Gloria Hobbs, his former wife and mother of his children. Brian also leaves behind his brotherhood, “The Corner” gang.

Brian was predeceased by his mother, Joyce (Pabian) Hobbs Calanni; step-father, Louis J. Calanni; brother, Timothy Hobbs; stepbrothers: Louis “Joey” Calanni and James “Jimmy” Calanni; and uncle, Gordon Hobbs.

A celebration of life will be held this summer at a date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the American Heart Association.

In the words of Brian: “Peace Love Music Art”

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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

2 Northpointe Pkway
Buffalo, NY 14228

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