New Jersey Attractions Industry Veteran Robert Hoban Dies At 62

Posted On: 3/22/2019

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  Robert J. Hoban
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The New Jersey Amusement Association reports that Robert John Hoban died here on March 20.

Born in Passaic, NJ, Hoban resided in Saddle Brook and Toms River before settling in Manchester five years ago. He served as vice-president of maintenance at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ) for more than a quarter of a century. In that post, he oversaw the construction of many rides and attractions.

After retiring from Six Flags, he ran the Bob Hoban Consulting Firm and managed Fun Tower Pier. He  is survived by his wife, Barbara (Vecciarelli); children Ryan, Katelyn (Watters) and Brittany; stepchildren Jennifer, Stephanie and Dominick Vecchiarelli; step-grandchildren Gina, Frankie, Nicky, John, Cody and Stella; and siblings Carol and Paul.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Rd. (Route 524), Freehold Township, on Saturday, March 23 from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m.; the funeral services will follow. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frances Warde Family Health, 22 Trust Lane, Brevard, NC 28712.