Walter Steverson Cobb

Male 1917 - 2017  (99 years)


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  • Name Walter Steverson Cobb 
    Born 5 Sep 1917  Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 2017 
    Person ID I21194  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors John William Cobb,   b. 3 Nov 1876, Pineville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1946  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary M. Tillapaugh,   b. 2 Sep 1881, South Albion, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1948  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F15148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Esther Arlene Richardson,   b. 9 Aug 1920, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 2016  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1939  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Jean Cobb
    Married: 1x2. Cheryl Cobb,   b. 20 Jul 1945,   d. 12 Feb 2018  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F22010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The funeral for Walter S. Cobb, 99 of Lacona will be 12 pm Monday, September 4th at the Pulaski Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Charsky officiating. Calling hours will precede the service from 10:30 am - 12 pm at the church. A private burial will be held in the Richland Cemetery.

      Mr. Cobb passed away Thursday, August 31st at his home while under the care of his dedicated caregivers and Hospice of Oswego County.

      He is survived by his 2 daughters, Nancy Reed, Adams Center; Cheryl (Allen) Stagl, Lacona; his grandchildren, Valerie (Gerald) Chamberlain, Jamie (Becky) Reed, Thomas (Lorrie) Reed, Anne (Randy) Fuller, Claire (Jim) Birmingham, Suzy (Gordon) Meyer, 12 great grandchildren, Amanda (Joseph) Britton, Kirstin (Josh) Abbott, Kristopher (Jen) Reed, Dustin Reed, Meagan Reed, Josh Reed, Mandy Kline, Isabelle and Calvin Fuller, Jack and Ava Birmingham and Pippa Meyer, 2 great-great grandsons Landyn and Jason Abbott and a large extended family.

      Walt was predeceased by his wife of 77 years Esther, 3 brothers, Winfield, William, Warren and a son-in-law Randy Reed.

      He was born in Richland September 5, 1917, a son to John and Mary Tillapaugh Cobb. Walt graduated from Sandy Creek Central School in 1935 and was the oldest living alumni and went to the alumni banquet every year with his flower girl, Joyce Weisenberger Guyette. He married Esther Richardson April 16, 1939 in Richland. Mrs. Cobb passed away April 28, 2016. Walt was employed as a Postal Carrier in Lacona for 40 years.

      Mr. Cobb was a member of the Lacona and Pulaski Baptist Churches, past chief of the Lacona Fire Department and served on the Sandy Creek School Board for several years. For many years he planted and cared for the flowers at the Lacona Bank.

      He was an extreme handyman and built porches for many local area families. Walt loved the great outdoors and was an avid hunter and enjoyed the time he spent away going to Beaver River Flow in the Adirondacks. Just to prove he was capable of sewing and knitting he made several outfits, including his daughter’s wedding dress. For many years he made maple syrup for all to enjoy.

      Later in life his talents came out by creating his beloved park for his family “Camelot”. He took great pride in his park and loved having his family there to enjoy it.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge St., Pulaski, NY 13142 or Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126.