John Thomas Kobe
May 13, 1927 – June 9, 2018
John Thomas Kobe passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Mission Viejo, California. He was 91 years old. John was born in Redding, California on May 13, 1927. He graduated from Shasta Union High School and earned his Masters Degree in education from Long Beach State University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He taught for the Torrance Unified School District for 30-plus years. John taught at Arlington Elementary School, Casimir Middle School and coached lower level basketball at North Torrance High School. John is survived by his children, Kristine Kobe Peet ( Harlan Peet), Matt Kobe (Dana Kobe), and Karyn Kobe. He was a grandfather to Michael, Casey, Kathryn, Kelli, Eric, Cole and Madison and a great grandfather to Gwendolyn, Jack, Aila, Nora, Kaisa and Delen. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Wellard Kobe, father John Paul Kobe, mother Anna Mary Kobe, son, Michael John Kobe and brothers Edward Kobe and Victor Kobe. Services will be held June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am, at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, California. 949-644-2700. You may make a donation in memory of John Thomas Kobe at Vitas Community Connection.
- Harlan Peet
- Michael Peet
- Eric Kobe
- Cole Stein
- Mike Kobe
- Casey Peet
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Graveside Service Following Chapel Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Reception Following Graveside Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
John Thomas Kobe
March 17, 2019
Mr. Kobe was my older brothers as well as my Science Teacher between the years of 1970-1974. Even though I sucked at Science, I really appreciated my class mate Russell Mitchell who sat next to me how he naturally excelled at Science. I felt so dumb yet admired the young minded brilliance of a kid who had a higher concept and understanding the principles of Science. Mr. Kobe was very grounded, down to earth and could bring his high education down to a student's level and be able to guide them, pick their brain, figure out solutions and could joke with everyone. Sounds like he lived a very long life. Cheers to Mr. Kobe on today, St. Patrick's Day, even though he past away last year in June. He will always be remembered as one of my childhood favorite Elementary School Teacher.