Brian Alan Hobbs, 42, of Brazil, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital from complications following treatment for cancer. He had battled cancer since November.
He was born April 1, 1962, in Hammond, Ind., the son of Gene and Genola Hobbs.
He served as an elder in the Northview Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brazil. He worked extensively with Kingdom Hall, building projects. He also helped with disaster relief work in Puerto Rico and El Salvador, building homes, Kingdom Halls and repairing Assembly Halls.
His father preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, April Hobbs; four children, Aubrey Wesley and husband Doug, Anna Hobbs, Alysa Hobbs and Austin Hobbs; one sister, Crystal Cooper and husband Tom; one brother, Martin Hobbs and wife Robin; his mother; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ron and Wendy Holman; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Meagan Stutz; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Nancy Stutz; one nephew, Aaron Hobbs; two nieces, Caylen Cooper and Emma Holman; and a large extended family of friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2731 W. U.S. 40, Brazil, with David Wesley presiding.