Due to Covid-19 restrictions and safety concerns, a private family funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown with Rev. Stanley Mink, Officiating. Jamestown Veteran's Honor Guard will render military honors at the conclusion of the service. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Richard “Dick” Earl Kobel, age 94, of E. Jamestown Rd., Jamestown, passed away Sunday Morning, May 31, 2020 in his residence.

He was born in New Springfield, Ohio on September 4, 1925 a son of and Ernest and Lucy (Smith) Kobel. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII from 4-15-44 until 4-21-46 in the Pacific Theater in the Seabees. He received the Philippine Liberator Ribbon, Pacific and American Theater Ribbons, and the Victory Medal.

On October 25, 1982 Richard married the former Kathy M. Loveridge, she survives. He was employed at Greenville Steel Car, later Trinity Industries as a line foreman in the West Shop. He drove semi trucks and operated heavy equipment and previously farmed in the Maysville Area. Dick loved to garden and grew an amazing amount of vegetables and gave them to everyone. His basement shelves were always full of home canned goods that he loved to share. As a mason he was a member of Adelphic F&AM #424.

In addition to his wife Kathy he is survived by a son, Dennis Kobel and his wife Margaret of McConnellsburg, PA; a daughter, Joyce Battin and her husband Robert of Cochranton; two step sons, Stanley Mink and his wife Barbara of Girard, OH, Ron Mink and his wife Betty of Greenville; a brother, Don Kobel and his wife Sharon of Linesville; two sisters, Carolyn Barthelmes of Hawaii, Darlene McNeece and her husband James of Maryville, TN; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters Nell Coulson, Florence Nelson, Jean Kane, and Betty Scanga, a brother Charles Kobel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Inc. 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Becky Fry Becky Fry
    June 2, 2020    

    Kathy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  2. Karen Tumpak Karen Tumpak
    June 2, 2020    

    Sending condolences to you and your family. He was always so nice to us when I worked at Chets May he Rest In Peace and prayers for your family

  3. Theresa Wheaton Theresa Wheaton
    June 2, 2020    

    Kathy, so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Ed & Dixie Rhoades Ed & Dixie Rhoades
    June 3, 2020    

    Kathy & family, our deepest sympathy for your loss! May God give you comfort.

  5. Ron and Patti Sherbondy Ron and Patti Sherbondy
    June 3, 2020    

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    June 3, 2020    

    Kathy, sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Robert Harpst Robert Harpst
    June 3, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. In our prayers for comfort.
    Robert Harpst Family

  8. Christine Smith Christine Smith
    June 4, 2020    

    Kathy, So sorry for your loss. My sympathy and my prayers are with you and your family. I always appreciated the advice Dick gave me regarding gardening and canning.

  9. Lura Campbell Lura Campbell
    June 4, 2020    

    Kathy, so sorry for your loss. Comforting prayers to you and your family. We knew Dick for over 60 years.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    June 8, 2020    

    Dear Rev. Stanley Mink; Sad to hear of your fathers passing. I don’t if you might remember me, but we were classmates in West Salem Consolidated Elementary School from Sept. 1952 till 1956, when we graduated from 8th grade. I went into Penn High in Greenville. Then in1959 we moved to Tucson, AZ. So much has happened in the six decades since ! I’d like to hear from you if you do. I’ll just put my e-mail out here, don’t know if it’s the right thing to do or what. My Regards and condolences to all of you. Respectfully, Michael Coulter. mikebb56ba@cox.net

  11. Anonymous Anonymous
    June 8, 2020    

    Kathy, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Prayers and comfort to you and all his family.

  12. Lois Thomas Lois Thomas
    June 13, 2020    

    Kathy so sorry for your loss Enjoyed the memorial pictures. He was so handsome. He loved his Kitty’s. You both had a beautiful marriage. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time❤️

  13. Roberta J Floch Roberta J Floch
    June 26, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss.

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