The leader of Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc. died Monday, according to longtime friends. David Bobilya passed away after an illness.
Bobilya was the president of the company for about eight years. He was the Chief Financial Officer for nearly 30 years.
“He was a true gentleman in all sense of the word”, said friend and Tom Borne, CEO of Asher Agency. “When you think of integrity and honest that was Dave. And he always seemed to make the right decision.”
Senate President Pro Tem David Long also released the following statement:
I had the honor of working with David Bobilya for 20 years. He was a leader for our company, and for our community, and one of the finest, most admirable people I have ever met in my life. He was also my friend, and I will miss him greatly.
Representative Jim Banks also tweeted his condolences.
Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne operates all locations in Fort Wayne and Allen County. It also has restaurants in 26 other cities. It was first started by Dick and Deanna Freeland in the 1970s. Dick Freeland passed away in 2013.