Patrick Hoban

Patrick Terrence Hoban died of cancer Oct. 5. He was 62.

Born Oct. 3, 1940, in Tacoma, he was a graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory and Central Washington State College (now university), earned a master of education from Portland University and a doctorate from Washington State University.

He spent 32 years in public education, retiring in 1995 as superintendent of schools of Fife. He was president-elect of the National State School Retirees Executives Association and executive director of the 16,000-member Washington State School Retirees Association.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judith; children Colleen Garrison of Vancouver, Patrick J. Hoban of Pennsylvania, and Anne Hoban of Puyallup; his mother, Patricia Hoban of Tacoma; two brothers and two sisters; and four grandchildren.

Mass was celebrated Oct. 11 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Fife.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fife Scholarship Fund or the WSSRA Scholarship Fund.