OBITUARY

Mitchell H. Cobert

May 25, 1947October 15, 2020

Mitchell H. Cobert, of Morristown, NJ, a prominent attorney and former president of the Morris County Bar Association, passed away on October 15, 2020 after a five-month battle with leukemia. A devoted family man, Mitchell is survived by his wife Kathryn; his children Jessica & Craig Smith, Lauren Cobert and Max & Emily Cobert; his grandchildren Zachary Smith, Samantha Smith and Jackson Cobert; his siblings Tamara & Edward Faggen and Jonathan & Wendy Cobert; and dozens of close cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at Bernheim-Apter Kreitzman in Livingston, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in Mitchell’s memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org or The American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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John Meizinger

October 19, 2020

I would to tell some amusing stories of my time with Mitch. The first thing I recall is our intro in our home in S.Philly,Mitch & I became fast friends, then over the years we grew to best friends. Since then I consider us as Brothers. Another joyful time, was when I showed Mitch, my stringband clubhouse, he was very interested in how the backpieces were built & assembled by hand. The times we joked about our favorite §port teams, the Giants & Eagles. Another memory, I enjoyed with him was his health breakfast of, chocolate cake & milk. I should finish this because, I could go on forever about how I feel. I will never forget my adopted Brother, Mitch. REST IN PEICE. LOVE YOU FOREVER. John

EVELYN BRESLOW

October 19, 2020

WHAT CAN I SAY WHEN A MAN OF SUCH HONOR, INTEGRITY, DECENCY, AND KINDNESS IS NO LONGER AMONG US. I CAN SAY THAT FROM THE DAY I MOVED NEXT DOOR TO KATHI AND MITCHELL, I FELT COMPLETELY SAFE. FOR TWELVE YEARS I OBSERVED A FAMILY MAN WHO LOVED KATHI AND ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WITH ALL HIS HEART. HE WAS GENEROUS WITH HIS GUIDANCE, AND IT WAS ALWAYS CORRECT AND SO APPRECIATED. EACH DAY HE BROUGHT PRIDE TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN EVERYTHING HE DID. KATHI, JESSICA, LAUREN, AND MAX, MITCHELL'S/YOUR FATHER'S LOVE FOR YOU WILL LIVE ON IN YOUR HEARTS FOREVER, AND MAY YOU BE GUIDED BY HIS GOODNESS AND TEACHINGS THROUGHOUT YOUR LIVES. MAY HIS MEMORY ALWAYS BRING YOU JOY, AND I'M SO GRATEFUL BABY JACKSON WAS ABLE TO HAVE THE GIFT OF BEING HELD IN HIS GRANDFATHER'S LOVING ARMS. MITCHELL, THANK YOU FOR ENRICHING MY LIFE.

Armand Della Porta

October 19, 2020

I have known Mitchell for about 2 years as he & I represented the same parties in a securities case. The unusual part of our joint representation is that we never met in person, only by phone. This case was one whose facts i will never forget nor will i ever forget Mitchell as we talked often and became friends as we frequently talked about our families, travel plans and the like. The case required a lot of strategy sessions so i really got to know him well. That case was finally winding down and recently ended with a win for our clients but he called me this summer on a Saturday and his call required it be by facetime which is when i saw him for the first time. There he was, in a hospital gown in the hospital. he asked me to help him with a new case which i did for as long as he was well enough to work on it. I could tell there were times when he was very tired but he was as pleasant and as engaging as he had always been. Even when it was obvious his prognosis was not good, he never pitied himself or bemoaned his fate. he was Mitchell right up to the end. I will miss him. My deepest sympathies and prayers to his family.

Reenie Harris

October 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to all who had the honor of knowing and experiencing this incredible gentleman.
May Kathi and family know he will always be with them in that very special "Mitchell" spirit.
Kathi and Mitch welcomed me as a neighbor almost thirty years ago. They made me feel at ease in their home and the neighborhood.
My fondest memory is the "zip line" Mitch made in the backyard. Fun for kids of all ages, included myself.
Thank you Mitch for the joy you and your family brought to myself and so many.

Marilynn Goldberg Jacobs

October 18, 2020

If you were one of the Family Circle cousins, Mitchell greeted you with an exuberant hug and a smile -- no matter how long it had been since he'd seen you. Family was everything to him, and he was at the heart of it for us all.

Sending our love and condolences to Kathy and the family. May his memory be a continued blessing.

william needham

October 18, 2020

Dear Cobert Family,
I met Mitchell around 1984, We shared coaching of youth sports together and a love of family. Around 1993, Mitchel and I, while sitting at the Kellogg Club pool, discussed starting a weekly" religious "meeting. We chose Wednesday nights. The first year we had a few members and in time the number grew. We discussed such topics as Kings and Queens. On some evenings when the attendance was limited due to weather, Mitchell and I would discuss mathematical equations, such as eight ball in the corner pocket.
These Wednesday meetings were a release for the pressures that all of us faced weekly.
Mitchell always had a smile and positive encouragement.
The twenty plus years that we met at the Kellogg Club will always be cherished by me for the time that I spent with my friend.
Mitchell drank Gentleman Jack and lived as such.
Until
My friend keep a seat at the table.

Kathy/Jim Garland

October 18, 2020

We are stunned and saddened to learn of Mitch's passing. From our time together at Schenck Price Smith & King thirty plus years ago, to our hosting a "meet the candidate" at our home just last year, we feel qualified to say that Mitch was a wonderful attorney, friend, and of course husband and father. Mitch, you accomplished a lot on this earth. Rest in peace.

Lon Dolber

October 18, 2020

Mitchell handled legal issues for my firm and me personally. He was a unique individual and the most practical lawyer I ever had the privilege to know and work with. He just made you feel better after every meeting regardless of outcomes. Most importantly he was a really warm and decent man.

Mark Rosenberg

October 18, 2020

To the family of Mitchell H Vobert,
Although I never had the honor nor the privilege of meeting Mr Cobert, from what I understand that he was one of a kind!! My condolences to everyone who is involved.
Mark Rosenberg

Ed Sable

October 18, 2020

Mitchell was both my personal attorney, my business attorney, and my friend :-)) He was always there to help on a moment's notice with excellent practical advice. And he was able to communicate this advice in a way that made my legal-related decisions easy and straight forward. An outstanding attorney and a wonderful person!
Rest in peace, my friend.
Ed Sable

FROM THE FAMILY

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