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Alton, NH--Hobart T. Livingston, III (Hobie), 73, of Alton, New Hampshire, died after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, February 2, 2008.

Hobart was born on February 6, 1934, in Westerly, RI; the eldest son of Hobart T. Livingston II and Mildred F. (Livingstone) Livingston. He graduated from Westerly High School in 1952 and became an apprentice patternmaker. On his 16th birthday, he completed his first solo flight. In 1951, at the age of 17, he received his private flying license, becoming the youngest licensed pilot in New England.

Hobart joined the United States Air Force, completing the Aviation Cadet training program’s pre-flight school in 1956. Between 1956 and 1965, Hobart worked as an aircraft commander in the 143rd Air Resupply Squadron RIANG, while flying with the EastAir and Leesona Corporations of Providence, RI. Later, Hobart worked as a commercial pilot with Mohawk Airlines, Allegheny Airlines, and USAirways for thirty-one years before retiring in 1993. Hobart was most recently employed in sales with Signal Aviation of Lebanon, NH. In 2007, he received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration for fifty years of dedicated service in aviation safety.

Hobart’s outside interests included boating, fishing, flying, motorcycling, and his tomato garden. He had a passion for the outdoors, history, and anything mechanical. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Rosanne Livingston, of Alton, NH; his seven children and their spouses Frank and Judy Loto, Dwayne Thibeault and Jane Livingston, Mark and Karen Livingston, Jim and Nancy Nieuwenhuis, Hobart T. Livingston IV, Robert and Sandy Livingston, and Peter and Chasity Livingston; and ten grandchildren. Hobart was also survived by his sister Lois Silvia of Westerly, RI, and his brother John Livingston of Watch Hill, RI, in addition to several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Sunday, February 10, from 1-4pm, at the historic Belknap Mill at 25 Beacon Street East in downtown Laconia, NH. Directions can be found on the Belknap Mill's website under the "CONTACT" section.

There will be a private graveside service in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, at, to help the fight against lung cancer. 

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, is in charge of the arrangements. 

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