OBITUARY

Paul Matthew Cobb

June 22, 1958March 17, 2021
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Paul Matthew Cobb, age 62, passed away on March 17th, 2021 at Virtua Marlton Hospital.

Paul was a long-time resident of Marlton, New Jersey. He was born on June 22, 1958, in Philadelphia, to parents, John (Jack) and Roberta (Bobbie) Cobb. He graduated from Father Judge High School in 1976. Paul joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he earned his License Practical Nurse before his honorable discharge. He worked in nursing and later returned to college to earn his Registered Nurse Associate's Degree. Paul worked as a home care nurse for some years and later transitioned to the operating room, where he found his true professional passion. He was well respected and made many lasting friendships throughout his nursing career, most recently at Virtua Marlton.

In his youth, Paul participated in many sports, excelling in basketball. He would later blame his height and ankles for his missed opportunity to become a pro. He also enjoyed playing tennis and golf and was an avid spectator of all sports. Summer days were spent at the pool, preferably overlooking the beach, with book in hand. Evenings included billiards or poker games, with classic rock blaring in the background. Paul would take any opportunity to hop on a boat with his fishing poles. With all these activities friends and family were always around and welcomed.

Paul was well-liked and could get on easily with people from all walks. He had an incredible and quick sense of humor. He was proud of the fact that there was only one Paul Cobb and no one came close to his uniqueness. Paul came from a large family with five siblings. He loved his brothers and sisters and cherished the times they shared. Above all Paul cherished his children, they were his world and he was so incredibly proud of them all.

Paul was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jack and Bobbie Cobb, sister Denise Robinson, and son Matthew Cobb.

Paul is survived by his former wife, Kathryn Baker, and their daughters Nicole Cobb, Sharon Allen, and Danielle Cobb; his grandsons Luca and Jade; his sister Cathleen Greeney; his brothers John Cobb, James Cobb, and Mark Cobb; his nephews Jeffrey Clarke, Timothy Fantini, Ralph Fantini, Alex Fantini, and John Tomassetti; his nieces Devyn Cobb, Juliana Cobb, and Mackenzie Cobb; and many cousins, as well as, extended family and close friends.

A memorial gathering is scheduled for March 25, 2021, at 11:00 am at Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey. Celebration of Life will be held on March 25, 2021, at 12:30pm at Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey.

Donations in Paul Matthew Cobb’s memory can be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack Cobb, Father (deceased)
  • Bobbie Cobb, Mother (deceased)
  • Matthew Cobb, Son (deceased)
  • Kathryn Baker, Former Wife
  • Nicole Cobb, Daughter
  • Sharon Allen, Daughter
  • Danielle Cobb, Daughter
  • Luca, Grandson
  • Jade, Grandson
  • Cathleen Greeney, Sister
  • John Cobb, Brother
  • James Cobb, Brother
  • Mark Cobb, Brother
  • Jeffrey Clarke, Nephew
  • Timothy Fantini, Nephew
  • Ralph Fantini, Nephew
  • Alex Fantini, Nephew
  • John Tomassetti, Nephew
  • Devyn Cobb, Niece
  • Juliana Cobb, Niece
  • Mackenzie Cobb, Niece
  • Paul is also survived bymany cousins, extended family, and close friends.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

Memories

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CHARLES E LYONS, JR

March 24, 2021

A good friendship lasts a long time; a great friendship lasts a lifetime. Over 51 years Paul and I became great friends. During those years, Paul showed the qualities of a good man and a great friend. He was loyal, honest, dependable, helpful, supportive, kind and forgiving.

He was always looking to have and share a good time; but would be there when you needed him during the bad times. He was goodnatured and quick to laugh, but slow to complain and criticize. He could get angry, but was never mean spirited or malicious, even when he was treated meanly and unfairly. But most importantly, he loved people for who they were; not for what they could do for him. He was more than a great friend; for me he was my one and only little brother.

Although Paul has passed, he is not gone. I will miss him terribly for not being in my life now, but he will always be on my mind and in my heart. I will not say "Goodbye", he hated that word; instead I will simply say "Later", or as I often said with him "ciao for now".
Chuck Lyons

Sharon Sommers

March 24, 2021

To a beautiful soul. 28years together you weren’t supposed to go yet. I will always love you and miss you with all my heart! May you Rest In Peace. I hope you are with Matt and your family.

Bill Foley

March 22, 2021

Paul could never be erased from my memory because we share the same joy watching the Phillies win the World Series together with his brother jim . Now you’re in gods hands may you have eternal rest .

Marilyn Kovach

March 22, 2021

what a nice guy this man was!!! great nurse and coworker i will always remember him

Libbie and Paul Sotoloff

March 22, 2021

Dear Cathy and Jimmy,

Words cannot express our
DEEPEST SYMPATHY for you and your family.
Paul was always fun to be with and will be sorely missed.
Praying for your comfort and healing in this time of sorrow.

Libbie and Paul

Lee Leming

March 22, 2021

Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Lauren Hersh

March 22, 2021

My heart breaks with yours. I was privileged to have many conversations with Paul when we were all young, and when he would walk me home from your house I got to know a bit of his heart. He was big-hearted and sweet, even as he was figuring out who he wanted to be. As adults, Paul was proud to share with me the pride and love he had for his girls and the life he built. Sending much love to you all!

Mary Nolan

March 21, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will always remember your precious brother and keep your family in our prayers. Sending you hugs, Cathy! Much love, John and Mary

Diane Newcomb

March 21, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Paul for the last 12 years. He was respected by surgeons and staff alike. I enjoyed our conversations and I particularly like his “not for nothing” phrase. My heartfelt condolences to his girls and to the rest of his family. He will definitely be missed

Jennifer Fisher

March 21, 2021

So sorry for your families loss. Paul, was a great person I was lucky to have met him. I enjoyed working with him at Marlton. He will be missed.

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