Thursday, July 31, 2008

John W. Hobgood, R.I.P.

The DC Tri Club is sending flowers to Mr. Hobgood's funeral service and we are taking up a collection to donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in his name.


WEST WINDSOR - John W. Hobgood, 52, died Sunday competing in the New Jersey State Triathlon at Mercer County Park. Born in Orange, he was a resident of Lawrenceville for 23 years until recently moving to West Windsor. John was a mortgage banker with National City Mortgage for the past 20 years and was vice president of the Freehold branch.

He received both his bachelor's and master's in business and finance from Seton Hall University. He was involved with the Community Development Association Scholarship Committee for the past 10 years. John was also a member of the Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotary Club for the past 14 years, currently serving as the treasurer, and was a member of the scholarship committee. He was also a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow.

John was an avid cyclist and a member of Team Journey participating in the "MS 150" benefit ride for Multiple Sclerosis. He was very proud of his substantial fund raising goals he accomplished with this particular benefit. Son of the late John Hobgood Sr. and Lucille Adornato Hobgood; he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Carunchio and her husband Michael of Smyrna, DE; his son, Bryan Hobgood; his fiancee, Carol Stasko and her children, Nicole Mazurick and Jamie Stasko; his sister, Rozanna Cupo and her husband Anthony; a niece, Cassandra Cupo and his extended family of cycle club "Team Journey."

John's funeral will be held 9 a.m. Thursday at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Ann, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Central and South Jersey Affiliate, 2 Princess Road, Suite D, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to the Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotary Foundation Inc., PO Box 333, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553.

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