Tyler J. Hobby

October 29, 1996 ‒ August 03, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Tyler J. Hobby of Delaware left us too soon on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the young age of 19.

He was born in Toledo on October 29, 1996 and moved to Delaware in 1998. Tyler attended Delaware Hayes High School and participated in the construction program at the North Campus of Delaware JVS.

A Cub Scout, soccer, and basketball player in his youth, he loved animals, especially cats.

An aspiring artist in every way, he enjoyed a passion for art, music, and poetry.  His interest in art included painting and drawing. His eclectic taste in music ranged from Green Day, Nirvana, to The Beatles, and various Grunge Bands. He also possessed a vast knowledge of music and band history. To quote Tyler himself “ Tyler is the name that belongs to me….I’d like to make a difference in the world…I have the greatest friends in the world, and music is my escape”.

Halloween was a favorite holiday as were classic horror movies; he also dabbled in theatrical make up and tattoo art. One never afraid and always creative, he was reserved, passionate, and talented in every way. Tyler treasured time listening to music and time spent at Blue Lime Stone Park. He loved the outdoors and walks in the woods where there was no tree too high to climb. He will be remembered for his love of poetry and being a friend.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother Joy (Jungkurth) Martin of Delaware, father James (Virginia) Hobby of Toledo, sister Katelyn (Justin) Peyton of Waldo, half siblings Gabe and Kelsey Hobby, step-sisters Jessica Bryant and Ryanne Stamper all of Swanton, grandparents Vic and Tricia Jungkurth, Richard and Faye Hobby, great-grandmother Frances Wood, uncles Richard Hobby Jr. and Stephen Hughes, as well as extended family and countless friends.

A gathering and celebration will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the lower shelter of Blue Lime Stone Park, off King Ave. in Delaware. Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. by his friends and family. A time of food and fellowship will follow the services. His family requests that you come casual and wear your favorite band t-shirt. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Hot Topic Music Foundation, 18305 E. San Jose Ave. City of Industry, CA 91748 or Helpline for Suicide Prevention, 950 Meadow Drive Suite B, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

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  • RIP Tyler, I remember you as a quiet art student, you ended up going to the career center so I did not have the opportunity to help nurture your passion for art and work with you to develop your art skills. I only had you in my class for a short time, but your image appeared to me immediately when I read the news. I could tell you loved art and had a creative soul, it is my loss to not have had the chance to know you better. Condolences to your family.