Darin William Hobdy, was born on September 18, 2003, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended both Pittsburgh and Penn Hills public schools.
Darin was active with church and participated in the youth mime ministry. Darin often led the reading of scriptures in Sunday School and participated in the singing of hymns and prayer circles.
Darin, at an early age, was uniquely blessed with diverse talents and interests which were expressed and demonstrated in his active participation in sports, entertainment, academics, and the law.
When Darin was eight years old, his sports interest was demonstrated by his playing basketball with the Ozanam summer basketball league. During Darin’s early teenage years he played basketball with Basketball Stars of America (BSA Carr), under the umbrella of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
At eleven years old while attending Sunnyside Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Darin expressed his entertainment skills by participating in a course called “ballroom dancing”: a course where several elementary schools in the Pittsburgh area competed in ballroom dancing competitions including the foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, Cha-Cha, salsa and the swing.
Darin also demonstrated his entertainment interest by creating musical videos which conveyed his thoughts about current events.
When Darin attended Sunnyside Elementary School, he was an honor roll student. During Darin’s high school years, like many teens, he experienced distractions from his high academic achievements; however, Darin recently demonstrated his innate ability to refocus and substantially bring his high school grades up. Darin had a unique interest in Egypt. His interest culminated in the study of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Darin brought a high level of intellectual curiosity to everything in his life. Darin consistently expressed his intellectual curiosity by engaging in deep intellectual conversations with adults about topics ranging from politics to the law. More specifically, Darin always engaged his Uncle Chuck, a criminal defense attorney, in conversations as to how his uncle assessed and developed a legal defense for his various clients. Darin’s uncle was so impressed with Darin’s intellectual curiosity, he hired Darin as a summer intern in 2020.
Darin’s duties included, but were not limited to, reviewing and discussing with his uncle initial police reports containing factual allegations that allegedly supported various charges against clients. Darin and his uncle would then assess and discuss what legal defense (if any) was available to the clients based on the strengths and weaknesses of the alleged facts and the law.
Darin is survived by his beloved parents, sisters, brother and grandparents together with a host of relatives and friends.
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