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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Obituary: Craig A. Cobb, 67, Coudersport


Craig A. Cobb “beloved husband, son, father and grandfather"
COUDERSPORT, PA---Craig A. Cobb, 67, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, Florida, after a long illness.
Born on May 8, 1948 in Coudersport, he was a son of Daniel Cobb and Norma Carpenter Cobb Nichols.  On June 19, 1971 in Coudersport, he married Kathryn “Mona” Phillips, who survives.
Craig attended Coudersport Area High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1968 and was honorably discharged in July of 1970, having been a Vietnam War veteran.
Craig had been employed at the former Pure Carbon in Coudersport, the Potter County Garage, and also was an over-the-road truck driver for his father-in-law.  He had also worked for North Penn Concrete and Wayne Concrete.
Craig attended the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church.  He was a life member of The Vet’s Club, Austin, PA, the Austin Costello Sportsman’s Club, and American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport.  He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending winters in Florida with his winter friends and “the sunshine gang”.  Craig raced dirt tracks with his car, Mona 27 and 28, in the late 1970’s.  He loved being part of his two sons racing teams, watching his grandkids in their sports activities, dance recitals and plays.  He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, puzzles, coloring, playing mucca and most of all, “Bingo!”  He was most especially proud of his family, they meant the world to him.
Surviving besides his wife and his mother, Norma “Warhatchet” Cobb Nichols, of Coudersport, are four sons, Daniel “Boug” (Shelley) Cobb of Coudersport, Bobby “Lob” (Dippy) Cobb of Columbia, Stacy “Goon” (Christina) Cobb of Coudersport, and Craig “Fester” (Brandie) Cobb of Coudersport; five sisters, Barb (Jim) Boothby of Coudersport, Danette (Thomas) McKinzie of Frackville, Norma (Brian) Pekarski, of Coudersport, Mary Belle (Joe) Martin and Gem (Adam) Gibbons, both of Mississippi;  two sisters-in-law, Sally Cobb of Roulette and Barbara Cobb; thirteen grandchildren, Alexandra “P.C.”, Hunter “Butch”, Aidan “Little Cleatis”, Sara “Angel”, Kalie “Punkypoo”, Tyler “Beavis”, Zack, Nate, Lanie “Pumpkin”, Preston “Buck”, Brevon “Beefy”, Ridge “Budrow”, and McKayla “Button”; several nieces and nephews; his canine companions, Dum Dum and Runtster. In addition to his father, Craig was predeceased by a granddaughter, Adara Lynn Cobb; and two brothers, Ray and Gene.
Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor, officiating. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the church. Following the memorial service family and friends are invited and encouraged to come to American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport for a time of sharing memories and a meal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 1450 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Craig’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Craig, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.