Robert ‘Bob’ Cobb

Robert 'Bob' Cobb

Sunrise May 1, 1939. Sunset Jan. 22, 2014

Bob passed away at home after a long illness, on Jan. 22, 2014.

He was born in Correctionville, Iowa to Merle and Maxine Cobb, and the family moved to California in 1943.

Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1965. He met his wife of 50 years, Marylou, during junior high school in 1954. They married in 1963 and had one son, David (Annmarie).

Bob worked for the Alameda County Transit System for 25 years until he retired and moved with Marylou to Orcas Island in 1996. He then worked for Aeronautical Services for 10 years.

Bob is survived by Marylou, his sister Marlene (Art) and his brother Michael. He was preceded in death by his brother Monte. Bob also had many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob loved his golden retriever Candy, and enjoyed reading, watching golf and rooting for the Oakland Raiders. He also enjoyed observing trumpeter swans at Cascade Lake and supporting wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Per Bob’s request, there will be no service, but donations in his honor can be made to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center or the Orcas Animal Protection Society.