James Hobert, 79, of Endicott passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 2, 1937, the eldest child of Frank and Mary Hobert, attended St. Cyril's Parochial School and graduated from Binghamton North High School in 1955. James proudly served two tours with the United States Army, spending much of his time in Germany, which he truly enjoyed and shared with his family on "slide" shows on the projector screen. He married Karen Egan in 1962 and raised three children in West Corners, New York. He retired from IBM in 1994 after 30+ years to spend quality time traveling with Karen and visiting their children and grandchildren along the east coast. He is survived by his beloved wife Karen; three children Christopher (Ivonne), Richard (Christine), and Jill; his grandchildren Christopher, Ryan, Samantha and Nicholas; two sisters Judith Larkin (Francis), Frances Lawson (Thomas); cousins Barbara Seliga (Emil), Sue Rooney (Paul) and Beth Ann Seliga; nephew Jamey Lawson (Erica); his two nieces Carrie Newman (William), Mary Elizabeth Kissane (Michael) and their three daughters Ava, Madelena and Domenica. His family would like to extend a heartfelt, gracious thank you to his compassionate caregivers at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford, New York. The staff and volunteers are the best around. The family will receive friends at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church at 10am, Saturday, September 9th, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island, New York at a later. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in honor of James.