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.