Frank F. ‘Jack’ Hanobic

Franck F. “Jack” Hanobic, Jr., 73, of Hyner, died on Monday, June 28, 2021 surrounded by family at his home.

Born June 2, 1948 in Renovo, he was the son of the late Frank “Henny” and Phyllis M. (Forbes) Hanobic, Sr.

He graduated in 1966 from Renovo secondary school. Jack went on to play basketball at Mansfield University before earning his teaching degree from Lock Haven State College.

On August 22, 1970, he married his best friend, former Jo Ann Rosamilia, with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage.

Jack was a sixth grade teacher at Renovo Primary School for 36 years before retiring in 2006.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Renovo as well as the Sons of Italy and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).

Jack was a lifeguard at Hyner Run State Park for over 25 years and also at the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, where he served as former president.

He was the athletic director at Bucktail Area High School, retiring this year.

Jack loved sports, whether it was playing football, basketball or baseball as a child; be involved in Midget League programs; basketball coach or referee; or encourage Penn State.

He was an avid fisherman, loved cruises and beach vacations. Jack’s dearest, however, was the time he spent with his grandsons.

Jack, following in his mother’s footsteps, has lived his life for others and his community. Through his many years of teaching and participating in different sports, he has left an impact in countless lives – many of which have referred to Jack as “father figure.” His countless hours of dedication to his community led to the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority gymnasium bearing his name and the Bucktail Area High School basketball court floor in his honor.

In addition to his wife, Jo Ann Hanobic of Hyner, he is survived by three children, Kathleen (George) Kalafut of Hyner, Jessica (Charles) Newlen of Lock Haven and David Hanobic of Springfield, Virginia; his sister, Mary Ann Richardson of Montgomery; her sister-in-law, Gina Brooks and her brother-in-law, Joseph Rosamilia, Jr.; three grandsons, Peyton Newlen and Ethan and Quentin Kalafut; several nieces and nephews, Christina, Briana, Tom, Joseph, JR, Michael and Kim; and her extended family, Kerry Schindler, Carrie Friese and Courtney and Adelyn Newlen.

A Christian funeral mass will be held on Saturday July 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 925 Huron Ave., Renovo with Reverend Brother Joseph Orr officiating. Private interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner.

Friends and family will be received at Donald G. Walker, Inc. Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745 on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name can be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, or an organization of your choice.

Online condolences can be presented by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.

Franck F. “Jack” Hanobic, Jr., 73, of Hyner, died on Monday, June 28, 2021 surrounded by family at his home.

Born June 2, 1948 in Renovo, he was the son of the late Frank “Henny” and Phyllis M. (Forbes) Hanobic, Sr.

He graduated in 1966 from Renovo secondary school. Jack went on to play basketball at Mansfield University before earning his teaching degree from Lock Haven State College.

On August 22, 1970, he married his best friend, former Jo Ann Rosamilia, with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage.

Jack was a sixth grade teacher at Renovo Primary School for 36 years before retiring in 2006.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Renovo as well as the Sons of Italy and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).

Jack was a lifeguard at Hyner Run State Park for over 25 years and also at the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, where he served as former president.

He was the athletic director at Bucktail Area High School, retiring this year.

Jack loved sports, whether it was playing football, basketball or baseball as a child; be involved in Midget League programs; basketball coach or referee; or encourage Penn State.

He was an avid fisherman, loved cruises and beach vacations. Jack’s dearest, however, was the time he spent with his grandsons.

Jack, following in his mother’s footsteps, has lived his life for others and his community. Through his many years of teaching and participating in different sports, he has left an impact in countless lives – many of which have referred to Jack as “father figure.” His countless hours of dedication to his community led to the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority gymnasium bearing his name and the Bucktail Area High School basketball court floor in his honor.

In addition to his wife, Jo Ann Hanobic of Hyner, he is survived by three children, Kathleen (George) Kalafut of Hyner, Jessica (Charles) Newlen of Lock Haven and David Hanobic of Springfield, Virginia; his sister, Mary Ann Richardson of Montgomery; her sister-in-law, Gina Brooks and her brother-in-law, Joseph Rosamilia, Jr.; three grandsons, Peyton Newlen and Ethan and Quentin Kalafut; several nieces and nephews, Christina, Briana, Tom, Joseph, JR, Michael and Kim; and her extended family, Kerry Schindler, Carrie Friese and Courtney and Adelyn Newlen.

A Christian funeral mass will be held on Saturday July 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 925 Huron Ave., Renovo with Reverend Brother Joseph Orr officiating. Private interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner.

Friends and family will be received at Donald G. Walker, Inc. Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745 on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name can be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, or an organization of your choice.

Online condolences can be presented by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.

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