Official Obituary of

Gary A. Fobes

March 30, 1943 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Gary Fobes Obituary

Gary A. Fobes, 80, of West Middlesex, passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2023 in O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home Masury, OH.

Gary was born March 30th, 1943 to Phyllis L. (Gere) and Ernest E. Fobes in West Middlesex, PA. He was a graduate of West Middlesex High School. Gary served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965. On October 1st, 1966 he married his wife, the late Julie J. (Evans) Fobes who passed away February 18th, 2018. He worked for the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Mercer as a corrections officer until his retirement.

He was a member of the Wing Snappers R/C Airplane club in Hubbard, OH. Gary enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed restoring antique cars which he had acquired a Ford Thunderbird, Austin Healey Sebring, Econoline Cabover, and was in the process of restoring a Veep.  

Gary is survived by his daughters, Terri Lynn (Dr. Conrad) Manayan of Chapin, SC, Jeanette (Major USAF retired, Albert) Hibpshman of Gilbert, SC, grandchildren Justin M. Hibpshman, Elise R. Hibpshman, and Kyle Z. Hibpshman, all of who were his pride and joy. Also surviving is his dog and constant companion, Lady as well as his lifelong friend, Bob Pebbles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Julie, brother, William Eugene Fobes, brother, Vaughn Eric Fobes, and sister, Betty Darlene Fobes.

Friends may call Wednesday October 4th, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

Words of farewell will begin at 7:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter 2599 Broadway Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148 in honor of Lady and in memory of Gary.

Burial will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory. 

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October 4, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home
2201 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

Farewell Ceremony
October 4, 2023

7:00 PM
Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home
2201 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148


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