Bess (Bessie) Hober­man Walk

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Bess (Bessie) Hober­man Walk, 107, passed away peace­fully at the home of her daugh­ter and son-in­law, Nancy and Bob Kauff­man, on June 24, 2018. She was born on Jan­uary 29, 1911, to Hinda and Mayer Mil­gram in Philadel­phia, PA. Wil­liam Howard Taft was pres­i­dent.

She was an ac­com­plished pi­anist and or­gan­ist. She ac­com­pa­nied the silent movies in her fa­ther’s mo­tion pic­ture the­aters, Mil­gram The­aters. In 1932, she mar­ried AI Hober­man. She was mar­ried to AI for 49 years and later was mar­ried to Arthur Walk for 17 years. The young cou­ple moved to West Ch­ester in 1935.

In 1948, she with her hus­band opened a women’s shop which they ran un­til 1972. Many gen­er­a­tions of brides bought their wed­ding gowns at Hober­man’s and still re­mem­ber the won­der­ful time in choos­ing just the right gown for them. She was also an avid golfer, achiev­ing her first hole-in­one when she was 86 years old. On Tues­days she played bridge and on Thurs­days she played Canasta and con­tin­ued to play canasta into her 107th year.

Bess was an ac­tive mem­ber of Kesher Is­rael Con­gre­ga­tion and Hadas­sah. For many years she was a vol­un­teer at the Ch­ester County Hospi­tal. She had the most amaz­ing pos­i­tive ap­proach to life and liv­ing. She loved and was loved by her five grand­chil­dren and nine great-grand­chil­dren.

She is sur­vived by her son Dr. Maury Hober­man (Joyce), her daugh­ter Nancy Kauff­man (Bob), her grand­chil­dren Su­san Kauff­man, Robin Kauff­man (Dr. Bruce Saran) Ruth Ann Weiss (Dr. Barry Wasserman), Jerry Hober­man (Theresa) and Craig Hober­man (Deb­bie) and great grand­chil­dren Al­li­son Saran, Stephanie Saran, Jamie Weiss, Abi­gail Hober­man, Jesse Saran, Zachariah Hober­man, Sam Weiss, Ja­cob Hober­man, and Adam Hober­man.

Ser­vices were held on Wed­nes­day, June 27, 2018 at the Kesher Is­rael Con­gre­ga­tion

Do­na­tions in her mem­ory may be sent to Kesher Is­rael Con­gre­ga­tion, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Ch­ester, PA 19382 or the char­ity of the donor’s choice.

Ar­range­ments by Del­laVec­chia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181 www.Del­laFH. com

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