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In Memoriam: Arline D. Hoban

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Memorial contributions in Arline’s name will be placed in the Dr. J. William & Arline Hoban Family Fund.

Arline D. Hoban passed away on November 1, 2022.

From the obituary:

Arline Dorr Hoban, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Aurora. She was born in 1925 in Detroit to John and Clara Dorr, and developed her strong streak of self-sufficiency growing up on Hickory Island, Michigan before and during World War II. She married J. William Hoban in 1948 and together they raised six children in Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Detroit; and Aurora. While raising her children, she attended night school, earned her bachelor’s degree and began a teaching career. She worked as a full-time and substitute teacher in Aurora schools, where, she liked to point out, she’d taught every class except boys’ P.E.
In 1980, she moved to the corporate world, when she joined Metropolitan Life Insurance as a contract analyst. After retiring in 1990, she and Bill traveled and volunteered and she returned to substitute teaching until she retired a second time at age 77. Never one to sit still, she was an enthusiastic volunteer for Holy Angels church, including its food pantry; she was also a longtime election judge and an active member of AAUW. Aside from her self-diagnosed “itchy foot” for travel, she loved working in her garden, cooking for her family, and playing every card game you knew.
But she took the greatest pride in her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and she never missed an opportunity to fill you in on their accomplishments—even with a few embellishments. She had strong opinions, a quick sense of humor and a deep well of generosity.
She is survived by her children J. William III (Tina Luster), Michael (Nancy), Christopher (Jane), David (Laura), Sarah (Mitch Walker) and Suzanne (John Sullivan); eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and sisters Jeanne Kozain and Dolores Dorr. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. J. William Hoban, her sister Mildred Fogarty, and her brother Jack Dorr.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 6 from 1-4 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506. A funeral Mass will be Monday, November 7 at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, corner of Lancaster and Hardin Aves., Aurora, IL 60506.
Arline was a strong believer in education and conservation; memorial gifts may be made to the Dr. J. William Hoban & Arline Hoban Family Fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley or to your favorite environmental organization.
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