Obituary for Robert Cobb Sr.
Robert (Bob) Cobb, age 70 passed away peacefully at home on May 7th in Estell Manor surrounded by his family. He was born in Atlantic City and grew up in Chelsea Heights.
Bob is predeceased by his parents, Jarvis & Ethel (Robinson) Cobb and his sister Jean Cobb. Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ellen Jane (Smith) Cobb, his son, Robert Cobb (JoAnne), his daughter, Christine Jones (Joseph), and his son, Kevin Cobb, as well as his grandchildren Brianna Ablett, Jesselyn Ablett, Sarah Cobb and Sean Cobb. Bob is also survived by his brother James (Lorrie) Cobb, his sister June (Ted) Rush and many nieces and nephews along with his close friends Fred Spano, Ken Laino, Karen Giffin and Sandra Linder. Bob was loved and respected by many.
Bob was a Staff Sergeant with the 177th ANG Tactical Fighter Wing as a Weapon’s Specialist and was called to active duty by the Air Force to serve during the Vietnam War with the 119th Tactical Fighter Wing. During his deployment, he was stationed in Myrtle Beach, SC. where he and his flight crew armed/de-armed fighter jets. Bob started his career as an Electronic Technician in the Marine Electronic field before embarking on a 20 plus year crusade in the Atlantic City Casino Industry. Starting out as a change person at the Claridge to a Chief Mechanic at the Showboat and finishing up with Suzo-Happ (AESI) as the East Coast Manager for 10 years before retiring. Bob was a Brother Mason at Trinity Lodge No. 79 in Egg Harbor Twp., since January1988. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 158 in Egg Harbor City. He was an NRA member, and was the current Vice President of the 177th NJ ANG Reunion Association.
Bob was a great husband, father and friend who enjoyed hunting and golfing. He loved going to his condo in Myrtle Beach, SC., where he enjoyed time with his family and friends golfing and also attending the annual 177th NJ ANG Reunion.
Services will be held at Boakes Funeral Home 6050 Main St., Mays Landing on Saturday, May 13th.. Viewing is from 10 am to 12 pm. Masonic Services will be held at 12 pm followed by a religious service at 12:15. Burial will take place at the Atlantic Co. Veteran’s Cemetery in Estell Manor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086.
To make an on-line donation to these charities, you can visit their websites:
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund: heartlandhospicefund.org
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