SANDY CREEK- The funeral service for James L. Cobb 67, of 2717 County Route 15, will be 3:00PM TODAY, September 29th, at the Carpenter-Stoodley funeral home Belleville with Rev. James Ridgeway officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellisburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1:00 to 3:00PM TODAY, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Mr. Cobb passed away Tuesday morning, at his home, under the care of his family and Oswego County Hospice.
James was born July 10, 1945 in Adams Center, a son of Hubert and Dorothy Snyder Cobb. He graduated from Belleville Central School in June of 1963. Following graduation he worked at Queens Dairy in Pierrepont Manor for three years.
He married Mary Jane Dennee on September 17, 1966 in the Belleville Methodist Church with Rev. Allyn Foster officiating. He went to work at Schoellers Tech. Papers Inc., retiring in 2005 as a raw and finished goods coordinator.
James is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; 2 daughters and their husbands, Laurie J. and Brian of Parish, and Lisa M. and Ross Jacobson of Mannsville; grandchildren, Chelsea and Joshua Jacobson; 2 brothers, Bruce Cobb of Mannsville and Wayne Cobb of Anchorage, AK; several nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Redfield Fish and Game Club, he enjoyed collecting antique and classic cars, and he was an avid sports enthusiast. Among his accomplishments are; he was a Boy Scout leader in Sandy Creek, he was a manager and coached a Mannsville little league baseball team, he was an umpire for the Pulaski little league, an umpire for the Watertown Baseball Assoc., he had umpired for the National Baseball League in Bristol, CT and also umpired at the Little League World Series at Williamsport. James was a member of the NEOSCO horseshoe club and the Pulaski bowling league.
Contributions in James memory can be made to Friends of Oswego Co. Hospice, Inc., PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102 or to the James L. Cobb Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mary Jane Cobb, 2717 Co. Rte. 15, Sandy Creek, NY 13145. This fund will be established thru the Belleville-Henderson Central School, Belleville.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.