Darrell Zane Gobel, 70, associate professor


Darrell Zane Gobel, a retired associate professor of Internet technology for the Community College of Baltimore County system, died of cancer Dec. 9 at his Pasadena home. He was 70.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Mr. Gobel served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1960.

After working as a systems analyst in the Baltimore-Washington area, Mr. Gobel taught at Catonsville Community College from 1982 until his retirement in 1998. He also was an adjunct faculty member for several years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Services were held Dec. 13.

Mr. Gobel is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Jeanne Marie Wist; a son, David Gobel of Gaithersburg; a daughter, Bethann Hutcheson of Arbutus; his mother, Gladys Hannah of Grayson, Ky.; two brothers, G. Frank Gobel of Millersville and Albert J. Gobel Jr. of New Haven, Conn.; eight sisters, Louise Fisher of Millersville, Joyce Avis of Baltimore, Judy Hensen of Essex, Brenda Hensen of Bel Air, Betty Sue Koelbel of Church Hill, Donna Jean Pinkerton of Catlettsburg, Ky., Dottie Phillips of Cynthiana, Ky., and Wanda M. Bellew of Michigan; and four granddaughters.

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