Harold Cobb

Obituary of Harold Cobb

Cobb, Rev. Harold W. June 27, 2018 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of Nan (nee Harris) Cobb; devoted father of Charles (Maria Whyte) Cobb and late Douglas Cobb; cherished grandfather of Liam Cobb and Charlotte Whyte; recently reunited brother of Alice Mack; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10 AM at St. James United Church of Christ. Please assemble at Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.

Harold was a kind man who sought to make the best life that he could for himself and the people he loved. As a child, Harold grew up in an orphanage in Oswego, NY, where he was separated from his 11 siblings. He went to vocational school, and later joined the United States Air Force. Later in life, Harold became a minister. He loved the work that he did, and it gave him more chances to watch his wife play the organ during church. This past April, he had the great fortune of finding one of his sisters on Ancestry.com, bringing his life full circle, and giving them both some much needed healing.

Harold had many passions in his life, and he always had something fascinating to talk about. He could talk about anything at all and still make it interesting, even if he didn’t really know any information about the topic. He watched a lot of World War II movies, and he greatly enjoyed the history channel no matter the topic. Harold also loved spending his time outside. He would often golf at the Hamburg Public Course, and he liked to fish for trout in Cattaraugus Creek. But one of his favorite pastimes was tending to his vegetable garden. He had a real green thumb, and he’d give the vegetables to his wife so she could make summer stew.