Hank Yobs, a 23-year-resident of Calabasas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep on July 8, 2018. He was 82 years old.
Hank was born in Throop, PA on May 10, 1936. He spent his entire childhood and teen years in Throop. Hank went on to graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1955, Hank left his family and small hometown and moved to California for a great job opportunity with North American Rockwell Co. In 1956, Hank went back to PA to convince his high school sweetheart Marge Cantarella to marry him, leave her family and move out to California with him.
Hank worked at North American Rockwell/Rocketdyne/ Boeing for 43 years. Among his many accomplishments and awards during his career, Hank was part of the very talented group of engineers who designed and built the Apollo engines that landed a man on the moon. He also was part of the team that designed and built the Space Shuttle. In 1979 after the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor leak disaster, Hank was brought in as one of the many experts in his field to help shut down the leak.
Hank retired from Boeing Corporation in 1997. During his retirement, Hank continued his passion of bowling in a league and playing golf. But for Hank that wasn’t enough. He was ever-present at his grandchildren’s sporting events. He worked at Woodlake Bowl where everyone looked forward to talking with him during league play. He was a city volunteer at the Calabasas Lost Hills Sheriffs. He served as an usher at St. Bernardine’s where he was seen greeting people coming in for Church. Hank also volunteered at the Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park two days a week.
Hank will be missed by his family and many friends. Everyone who came in contact with him will remember his smile, laughter, kindness and friendship.
Hank is survived by his wife of 61 years Marge; his son Dave and daughter-in-law Barbara; daughter Amy and son-in-law Kevin; his brother Bob, sisters Gloria & Rosie; and his 3 loving grandchildren; Paul, Sarah and Samantha.
We love you PAPA. Rest in peace.