John "Jack" R. Hoblitzell
November 18, 1933 – August 9, 2019
John (Jack) Hoblitzell, 85
EAST ORLEANS – John (Jack) Hoblitzell, 85, of East Orleans, MA, formerly of Westfield, NJ, passed away on August 9, 2019. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Sarah (Sally) (White) Hoblitzell.
He was born on November 18, 1933, in Elizabeth, NJ. Jack graduated from La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY, in 1951 and received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1955. Upon graduation he joined the family business Rahway Auto Supply & Co, a Chevrolet dealership located in Rahway, NJ, until his retirement in 1992. Jack was president of the Rahway NJ Rotary Club and Union County Automobile Dealers Association. He was also a trustee of the NJ Automobile Dealers Association.
In 2006, Jack and Sally relocated to East Orleans, MA. His favorite pastime was playing golf at the Captains Golf Course in Brewster. He was active in the Friends of the Orleans Council on Aging and served as president for 3 years. He was also an usher at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, William, his mother, Jane, and brother, William. He is survived by his wife, Sally; his sons John Jr. (wife Jill), James (wife Susan), and Thomas (wife Lisa); his daughter Mary McHugh (husband Scott); and his sister Julia Buonocore (husband Fredric). He is also survived by his four grandsons: Mathew Hoblitzell, Timothy Hoblitzell, (John) William Hoblitzell, and Patrick McHugh; and five step-grandchildren: Daniel, Sean, Nicolas, Gabriella, and Daniel.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Orleans Council on Aging Day Center, Harbor Point at Centerville, and Hospice for their tireless support and dedication.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Rd, Chatham, MA 02633. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 16th at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Orleans, MA. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
- Calling Hours Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, August 16, 2019
John "Jack" R. Hoblitzell
August 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My John fell on 7/26 & fractured his hip. He had surgery and is in Rehab. Learning to walk again.
We both extend our sympathy to you and your lovely family. Seems like only yesterday that you were taking one of your long walks
around the block with one of your beautiful dogs.
You made the right decision to move to the Cape years ago
All our love, always. John & Mary McEnerney
August 17, 2019
So sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. He was a great neighbor on Lawnside Place and enjoyed visiting him and Sally in Cape Cod. Paul and my prayers are with you.
August 14, 2019
To the Hoblitzell family ,
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Bill and Maryann Hoblitzell
August 12, 2019
God bless Uncle Jack, I loved all his passion, whether it was work or reveling in his children’s. Exploits. I remember the times we visited Grandma and then went next store to hang out on the porch in Manasquan. Rest In Peace Sir. Todd Hoblitzell