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In Memory of

Robert Joseph Kober

February 19, 1936 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


KOBER, Robert J., age 79 of Old Tappan, passed away quietly on March 27, 2015. Robbie was born on February 19, 1936 in Englewood and raised in Norwood. He was the son of the late Conrad Kober and Margaret Walters Kober. Robert graduated from Closter High School where as "The Whale" # 42, he excelled at football. He was awarded All-County right tackle in both offense and defense. In 1963 he joined Plumbers Local # 326, (now local # 24). At that time he joined the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department # 1 where he...

KOBER, Robert J., age 79 of Old Tappan, passed away quietly on March 27, 2015. Robbie was born on February 19, 1936 in Englewood and raised in Norwood. He was the son of the late Conrad Kober and Margaret Walters Kober. Robert graduated from Closter High School where as "The Whale" # 42, he excelled at football. He was awarded All-County right tackle in both offense and defense. In 1963 he joined Plumbers Local # 326, (now local # 24). At that time he joined the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department # 1 where he served as Chief in 1973-74. He also served as President for two years. He was an honorary member of the Old Tappan First Aid Corp. Active in Old Tappan sports, he was instrumental in starting a Junior Football League where he coached for 6 years. Robbie enjoyed spending time with his family at his favorite place, their cabin in Wells, VT. Robbie is survived by his wife Marie (Limmer) Kober of 57 years. He was the father of four children, Suzanne Marie Rumer and her husband Scott of Chester Springs, PA; Robert Otto Kober and his wife Anita of Little Ferry; Thomas Karl Kober and and his wife Abbey of Colts Neck and Michele Kober-Holcomb and her husband Richard of Brodheadsville, PA. Robbie was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren, Paige Dee Kober, Thomas Robert Kober, Brielle Suzanne Rumer, Thomas Scott Rumer II, Ryan Robert Rumer, Vanessa Marie Holcomb, Hailey Michele Holcomb, Olivia Suzanne Holcomb and Rickilynn Nicole Holcomb. Robbie is predeceased by his sister Eleanor Ewing and his brothers Conrad and Joseph. He is survived by his brother James Kober and his wife Judy of Melbourne, FL. Visitation at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood on Monday 7-9 pm and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 am. Interment Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah.