Edwin Lee “Ed” Hobbs, 66

AURORA, Colo. -Edwin Lee “Ed” Hobbs, 66, of Aurora, Colo. formerly of Hookstown, Pa. passed away July 1, 2014.

A 1965 graduate of Southside High School, he spent his early years at Hobbs Dairy, the family farm business, where he developed a remarkable knack for fixing things.

He moved to Aurora in the 1970s where he worked for Power Equipment Company and Wagner Equipment/Caterpillar as a heavy equipment mechanic.

From a Union Pacific locomotive engine to a bicycle there are few things that his skilled hands could not repair. It was rare that his garage didn’t house a Corvette or other vehicle that had more horsepower than could comfortably fit under the hood.

Ed is survived by his son Grant of Aurora, his three brothers David (Geraldine) of Colonial Beach, Virginia, Paul (Jan) of Columbia, Missouri, and Dr. John (Judy) of Hookstown. He is preceded in death by his father and mother Robert and Helen and infant brother Robert Franklin Hobbs.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.