Fay A. Hoban, 84, of North Platte, passed away August 7, 2018 at his home with his family present. He was born on September 1, 1933 to William P. and Lillian F. (Harrison) Hoban in O’Neill, Nebraska.
Fay was born and raised in North Platte and graduated from North Platte High School. After graduation he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad.
Fay married Patricia F. Gale on July 23, 1953 at North Platte. He was drafted into the Army in support of the Korean War from 1953 – 1955. Fay received his bachelors in mechanical engineering from University of Nebraska in 1964 and obtained his masters in 1968 from UCLA. In 1964, Fay went to work with the Dept of Defense with the Navy, designing guidance units for missile systems until he retired in 1994. He always enjoyed coming back to Nebraska to fish and hunt with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Michael (Martha) Hoban of Bakersfield, CA; daughters, Suzanne Donnally of Oxnard, CA, Diane (Ronald) Berliner of North Platte, Sharon Smith of Sonora, CA and Joanne (Jeff)Hoban of Austin, TX; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sisters, Gwen (Billy) Golden of North Platte, Dorthy Lee of Pullman, WA; brothers John “Buck” (Patricia) Hoban of North Platte, Terry (Anna) Hoban of Maxwell, Francis “Andy” (Markie) Hoban of Lewellen; sister-in-law, Marolyn Hoban of North Platte.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronald Hoban and Morris “Moe” Hoban; sister, Helen Rodgers; sister-in-law, Shirley Hoban and brother-in-law, Richard Lee.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Pastor James Trippett officiating with military honors. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made in Fay’s name to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.