Bryan's Story

SCARBOROUGH - Bryan James Hobart, 30, of Holmes Road, died Friday, September 11, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He was born in Lynn Massachusetts on August 12, 1985, a son of Karen M. (Ventullo) Wilber and Matthew J. Hobart. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, class of 2004, and enlisted in the United States Navy on September 9, 2004.

After Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL, Bryan reported to Pensacola FL for training. In 2005, Bryan reported to Sea Control Squadron Thirty One where he served as an Aviation Machinists Mate until 2008. He transferred to Special Projects Patrol Squadron One and worked as a Quality Assurance Representative for several years. Throughout his career Bryan deployed multiple times in support of the Global War on Terrorism and received numerous awards including the Navy Achievement Medal. He was named Airwing Sailor of the Day in 2007 and Sailor of the Quarter in 2009. Bryan reported to Navy Recruiting District New England in 2012 where he was assigned to Brunswick, ME as a Navy recruiter.

Bryan married his high school sweetheart, Erin M. Gray on November 8, 2008, in Plymouth. Together they grew into exceptional adults, creating a beautiful life. This life was made complete by their two dogs Ratchet and Rampage. Their philosophy was to enjoy every minute of life, and they did so by having endless adventures. Bryan captured Erin's heart by his sense of humor and love for life and maintained it by being an extraordinary chef. Bryan had the unique ability to make every single person feel as though they were special. This was likely because to Bryan, everyone was special. Bryan balanced his sweetness with his tenacity. He always stood up for the underdog, always cared for the weak, and was truly a remarkable man. Even throughout his troubles, Bryan maintained a positive attitude. He carried his charisma through every treatment and made an impact on every single person he met. Along with cooking Bryan enjoyed playing basketball, swimming, four wheeling, golfing and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Erin; his loving mother, Karen Ventullo, of Newport; his father, Matthew Hobart of Bowling Green, Kentucky; three sisters, Victoria Mower and husband Sean of Waterville, Alexandra Jeskey and husband Andrew of Booth Bay, and Sarah Glidden and husband Keegan of Somersworth, New Hampshire; a brother, Ian Wilber of Newport; grandmother Janet Ventullo of Haverhill, Massachusetts; a niece, Nola; and two nephews, Jack and Logan.

Visiting hours will be held 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service will take place 11:00 am Saturday, at the Chapel. Burial with full military honors will take place at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Bryan's memorial page or express online condolences, please visit www.ctcrawford.com.
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