Penn Yan — Berlin (Buzz) Hobart, 78, passed away Sunday Jan. 26, 2020, with family and friends nearby at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.


Calling hours will be at Weldon Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.1, followed by a service. A reception will follow beginning at 2 p.m. at the Wagner Restaurant.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: American Heart Association or any youth hunting safety program.


He was born on June 5, 1941 to Elizabeth (Daggett) and Gerald Hobart, the second of their nine children. He is pre-deceased by his parents and two brothers, Allen and Joe Hobart and his brothers-in-law, Michael Allen and Harry McClain.


He attended Penn Yan Academy. Being a machinist was his career. He played slo-pitch softball in Penn Yan; he formed the Yates County Junior Football League; he was a member and officer of the Keuka Lake Renegades and the Yates County Sportsmen’s Association; he collected pennies; he was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings; and a breakfast time fixture at The Wagner. He was the embodiment of “his bark is worse than his bite.”


He is survived by his sisters, Linda McClain, Toni Hobart, Mary Hobart, Deborah (Raymond) Crombe, Sharon Allen; his brother, Vincent Hobart; and sister-in-law, Melissa Hobart. He also leaves behind his daughter, Lori Hobart (Kevin Mays), his son, Craig (Kelly) Hobart, and their mother, Joan Flanigan. There are many nieces, nephews and friends who will also miss him.