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John Anthony "Tony" Hobson

October 30, 1969 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 53) 53 Years Old


John Anthony “Tony” Hobson was born to Cheryl Clover and John Hobson on October 30, 1969, in Anaheim, California. He passed away on February 16, 2023, in Rowlett, Texas surrounded by family. He deeply loved and cared for his sister, Tamara Acosta, his grandmother Dovie “Bernice” Clover, and grandfather Samuel Knowlton Clover. Tony went through a lot of heartaches and bounced around often throughout the early years of his life. That all changed in 1994 when he moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey, and met the love of his life, Iris Elizabeth Treski, and her three boys, Thomas, James, and Sean. The boys recall Tony’s captivating stories of his younger years that oftentimes resembled action-packed Wild West films, which quickly won their hearts too. Tony and Iris wed on February 3rd, 1996 spending 27 years full of unconditional love together. Tony found purpose, steadfast loyalty, and stability in becoming a husband to Iris and a father. A quote that perfectly embodies Tony and Iris’ love is from Pam Beesly, “When you’re a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are going to be right about that.” Tony loved Iris and her three boys so much that the lovebirds had three more children together Samantha, Jesse and Chase. After having Chase, Iris took a job in Texas as a Registered Nurse and the new family of 8 hit the road to start their next adventure. Tony admired and supported any adventures Iris threw his way - even when that meant warming up the baby bottles on that long drive to Texas. Tony was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed passing on that knowledge along with countless other valuable life skills to his children. While working as a mechanic in New Jersey, Tony met the man who remained his best friend until the day he passed, Paul Fabricatore. His family remembers his love for music, specifically Guns & Roses, Ozzy Osborne and NWA. Tony was also an avid NASCAR fan and his kids fondly remember the fan collectibles and clothing Tony owned and cherished. Just when Tony didn’t think the love in his heart could grow larger, along came his adopted children Alyssa and Selene. Tony was Alyssa and Selene’s biggest fan when the girls started Taekwondo and was known for his loud cheers, countless photos, and ironing their uniforms so they were the sharpest-dressed kids on the floor. Tony truly found purpose in supporting his wife and children with every goal, project, or obstacle they faced in life and did everything in his power to protect them. Today, Tony’s family is grieving the hole he has left in their hearts, but they take comfort in knowing that Tony is now without pain or suffering.

All are invited to honor Tony’s life by leaving favorite memories here for the family to read or by donating to The NASCAR Foundation, a charity that uses its funding to improve the lives of children who need it most by supporting them to live healthy lives through receiving the medical treatment and care they deserve.

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