James William STOBIE

23 October, 19848 November, 2017

James William Stobie gained considerable notoriety during his all too short life of thirty-three years as a filmmaker who self-produced documentary styled videos portraying life as a rail riding traveler-- AKA 'Stobe the Hobo." His accomplishments were many, but his time here on earth encompassed so much more than that. He was the beloved Son of Michael J Stobie (Thornton) and Mary Stobie Lechman (Wheat Ridge); Brother of Lily Ribeiro; Brother in law to Wagner Ribeiro ; Uncle to Noah and Bianca Ribeiro Longmont); Grandson of Marilyn Stobie (Ukiah, California); Nephew to Timothy Stobie (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) and Catherine Stobie (Fort Bragg, California); and a cherished friend to many (the World). To some he will become a legend through his life's work and to others he will be fondly remembered solely for his quirky yet lovable self as evidenced by his humor, fierce wit, compassion, dead-pan delivery, solicited and unsolicited commentary on just about anything, unbridled passion for unconventional living, mad piano skills, the enormous talent that he generously shared with all whose lives he intersected with, and countless other things. He will indeed be greatly missed by all who knew him while leaving an irreparable gaping hole in the hearts, minds and souls of his family.

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Juan Limon

21 November 2020

I just recently found your channel. I’m amazed by all of your videos. You lived the life that I only dreamt of having. many blessings to you and all of your family. May you Rest In Peace.

Allen Steven

18 November 2020

DONT MAKE LIFE SO COMPLICATED! James said in a number of his videos. He never real spoke bad about others, he rarely cursed, and he seemed like a genuinely nice dude. I will continue to watch.

Mark Vail

10 November 2020

Fair winds and following seas brother. Gone too soon.

Don Hilden

9 November 2020

James you brought riding freight trains to a new level. Your dry humor, music and thirst for life was very inspiring. Hard to believe it’s been three years. You are missed badly. Rest In Peace brother, see you on the other side . ps: if there are freight trains in heaven i know your on one.

Les Pontiac

8 November 2020

Had a tall boy and a slice of Casey's Pizza in Boone Iowa where he sailed through in the dpu hiding in the bathroom during a check.


Denise Chiatti

8 November 2020

Remembering you today on the third anniversary of your passing. Sending love to you and your family. Rest In Peace.

Will H

7 November 2020

Stobe, you were an incredible artist and you are missed. Thank you for the work you contributed. Rest In Peace.

Jon Shaffer

4 November 2020

Watching all of your videos for the 4th or 5th time and I always enjoy them. You certainly left your mark on this world and this world will miss you, though certainly not as much as your loved ones will.

Denise Chiatti

23 October 2020

You rode the rails with dignity. Your commentary was remarkable. I will miss your piano music. Happy Birthday and RIP. You are dearly missed.

Sarah Allison

14 October 2020

My boyfriend recently introduced Stobe the Hobo to me and I quickly fell in love with everything Stobe stands for. His quick wit, musical ability and overall ability to truly live life to the fullest is so refreshing. Now more than ever the world needs more people like Stobe. In fact, he has taught me to have a little more fun and to just go off the beaten path and beat to your own drum. Stobe was taken far too soon and I truthfully can not wait to meet him one day. My condolences to his friends and family. I don’t know Stobe but it is very easy to see that he was loved by many.


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