The University Record, June 7, 1999

Monte V. Hobbs

Monte V. Hobbs, associate research scientist in the School of Public Health, died unexpectedly May 26.

A native of Iowa, Hobbs, 44, received his doctorate from the University of Iowa and conducted research in immunology at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., in 1982-95 before coming to Ann Arbor. He was a leading researcher in the relationship of immunology and the aging process. He excelled in helping young scientists establish careers and is remembered for the breadth of his reading and his delight in long conversations, good wine and jazz.

Hobbs is survived by his wife, Rosemary Rochford; his father, Mervin Hobbs; a brother, Mick Hobbs; a sister, Lisa Anderson; and four nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, for a scholarship in Monte Hobbs name.

Submitted by Rosemary Rochford