Delores Gordon Hobbs, a retired educator who was a member of the state optometry board, died after surgical complications Saturday at Manor Care Ruxton. The Northwest Baltimore resident 69.
Born Delores Gordon in Baltimore and raised on Etting Street, she was a 1956 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She earned a teaching degree from what is now Coppin State University and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She also studied at Boston University and the University of Rochester.
She was an elementary school teacher and counselor for the Baltimore City system who later worked in adult education. She also held supervisory posts before retiring in 1990. She then cared for elderly and ill family members.
Former state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman recommended Mrs. Hobbs for a seat on the State Board of Examiners in Optometry. Until her death, she remained on the panel.
She belonged to the Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3050 Liberty Heights Ave., where she was a member.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 39 years, Warren L. Hobbs, a retired Social Security Administration official; a brother, James Andrew Gordon; and two sisters, Edith Gordon and Lenora Knox, all of Baltimore; and nieces and nephews.