SCAPPOOSE — John Joe Hobizal, a member of St. Wenceslaus Church, died Dec. 6. He was 88.
Mr. Hobizal was born June 16, 1924, in Scappoose. He attended Scappoose High School, and served in the Navy during World War II. He married Dorothy Stoos in 1954 at St. Wenceslaus Church. He worked as a carpenter for Hoffman Construction until he retired in 1987. He managed the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; five children, Ray (Rhonda) Hobizal, Phil (Patricia) Hobizal, Larry (Trudy) Hobizal, Pat (Julie) Hobizal and Anne (Steve) Edwards; siblings, Frank Hobizal, Mary Mares; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Wenceslaus Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Home, Health and Hospice in Longview, Wash.