Hazel P. Hobin G’69 died on February 14, 2009, in Worcester, Massachusetts following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
She was born in East Rutherford, N.J., on January 31, 1925, and prepared for college at East Rutherford High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Montclair State College in 1945 before earning her master’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin in 1969. She taught mathematics at East Rutherford High School, Passaic High School and Becton-Regional High School, where she coached the Math League and was instrumental in developing curriculums for the school district. She was active in local bridge clubs and the United Methodist churches in Rutherford and Clemson, S.C., after her retirement in 1989. She and her husband shared a love of golf, the water, playing bridge and travel. She volunteered her time and skills helping people fill out their tax forms. She is survived by a son, Dr. Wayne P. Hobin, and two daughters, Dr. Lynn D. Hobin and Gail E. Dickson ’82. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, William M. Hobin, in 1999.