Cobie was a light in our lives at one of the hardest and darkest times in our family. Her heart was full of love and compassion. She walked with us side by side and never let up in the time of battle nor did she cease to care and demonstrate her keen intuitive nature and strong intellect. She laughed in the face of battle and she pursued her goals and used all of her great skills to bring peace in difficult situations. She always had a spirit of excellence and a lot of grace. But even more than that at the end of the day, we all became friends. Her flair and wit are well remembered. She was a professional, but more than that she was able to touch a precious heart that needed to know that someone, who would not give up, was on his side. She had a tremendous influence on our lives. I saw her fairly recently and we reminisced about all we had journeyed through together and the victories that we had won. I am pleased that I had the opportunity to share all those years and that time of remembrance with her. It is always good to thank someone when you can and so that day together was very special to me especially now knowing that she is gone. It was a blessing to have known her and have shared so much with her. I am sorry that we did not hear of her passing until now because it would have been our honor to offer our love to her family and friends because that is what she did for us. You will be greatly missed Cobie! Thank you to her mother and father for raising such a dynamic loving woman and sharing her with all of us!
Proud to have met Cobie. She was a great human being, great smile, always up for an adventure. Tons of memories, of live music and good friends, the Dew drop, high point shack, festivals, amazing salsa, comedy. Love you Vinny
Saw her once a month as barkeep at The Cap. Outgoing friendly girl
I had the privilege of knowing and working with your daughter. She was an inspiration to those around her. You did a wonderful job raising an amazing daughter.
Cobie was such a bright light in our world. She will be missed terribly. Fare you well, my friend. "...Goin home, by the riverside I will rest my bones, Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."
Dear Joan and Mike, my heart just breaks for you and your family. We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. My mind goes back to our days at St Paul's and the grat memories of our kids together and our times as adults together. May you find peace knowing that so many others care about you. Bill and Karen
i met cobie at granfalloons and instantly became friends.Loving memories and even better times.Thank you cobie for being in my life.
My cousin that I have never forgotten.
although we have not seen eachother in along while, you were dear to me.
I remember us playing when we were little girls,and that is a memory I will keep always within my heart.
My thought and prayers to all whom feel this loss.
I met Cobie in college. I have nothing but fond memories. A great loss.
Michele Behrensen Brabham
I have had the privilege of getting to know Cobie @ Ship and we became great friends. Eventually we became roommates in an apartment one summer there, along w/ some of her AST sisters. After that, Cobie, Steph, myself and Rick lived together for a couple years. It was like Three's Company meets the Odd Couple. Many great memories and crazy times during these years that I will never forget. It was the time of our lives... Cobie was like a sister to me. After we graduated from Ship, we went our separate ways and didn't really sync up. Remember, there wasn't even MS Windows in 1992!!. Fast forward 2 decades and social media kicked in and we found her. The 4 roommates have been having our "Roomie Reunion" on the River for the past couple years (Thanks Papa & Momma Bean!) and was so awesome seeing Cobie so comfortable and as groovy and peaceful as she's ever been. Even though we were separate for 20 years, when we all got together, it was like we never left...
We were all just starting up our conversations and texts about when we would plan this year's trip to our little reunion River Fest...
I'm so sad, I'm mad, I feel cheated, that after so long of not seeing her and missing her, and then finally getting together again but only for a couple years... I was really thinking about her a bunch these past couple months. Always thought I was too busy w/ kids, family, work, whatever to give her a call... so I'd send some silly email or goofy pics of me and she'd LOL and txt me back "Fruitcake!!" Wow how I'm going to miss her more now than ever... I was so glad to see her w/ Hans, such a cool dude, her soul mate. I was so happy for them...
I hope all of us keeps Cobie's memories, and her laugh, close to our hearts always. May she continue to live w/in each of us and think of her often w/ a smile on our face. I've prayed, and continue to do so, for Cobie, her Family, Friends, Hans... all of us, that we are comforted by the surrounding love of each other and of our God. I have faith, and know that one day, I will see Cobie again... :o) It is through death that we find a deeper appreciation of life... something we shouldn't take for granted, but rather something to be grateful for each day. Love your friends and family every day, hold them close to your heart, and surround each other w/ your's and God's love through his Spirit in each of us.
May the Lord Bless you and protect you Cobie Bean!
May he make his face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
May he show you his favor and give you his peace...
Gosh Cob. What can I say...growing up with you was always an adventure. We had our days when we were "roller skating waitresses" in the basement, and ice skating at the pond, afternoon skates at Roller R Way, camping trips where we'd drive Dad nuts when we'd try to meet boys, "Nana candy" at the river, sooooo many river memories - as kids and adults, playing "pie shop" while we'd watch Saturday Night Live, the night hikes we'd take on Raven Road at Hemlock with Dad and Spike scaring us all, the bear, the fishing, boat rides, camp fires, my first college party was with you at Ship, sledding at Cougar Field, playing levitation...the list could go on forever. You made life fun! I'm so happy that Josh could share so many memories with you at the river and I'm so sad that Olivia will not have the privilege to know her Aunt Cobie. I'm so very thankful for every memory we made together. I cherish them all and I love and miss you so much.
Joan and Mike. .. so sorry to hear about Cobie. You are in our prayers.
To Cobie's family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Cobie. I lived with her in Seavers during our sophomore year in college. She was such a fun, vibrant and caring person who showed such strength and perseverance when we endured the death of one of her closest friends, our roommate Cathy. While we lost touch after college, her obituary did a beautiful job describing her vibrancy, positive nature and ongoing love for others. Seven years ago, I lost my little boy in an auto accident. My heart breaks for you as your grieve the loss of your precious child. May her spirit continue to shine through you and remain with you forever.
I met Cobie through my sister, Ellen. She has been such a great friend to my sister through the years, and our friendship grew from that. Cobie's zest for life and her ability to accept and be friends with so many different types of people was such a gift to us all. I have another angel now. My sincerest condolences to everyone who loved Cobie!
We will keep you all in prayer. You are always in our thoughts. Love you all.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Cousin, you were one of the "goodness of the Lord". You will be greatly missed.
LOVE YOU AUNT JOANIE AND UNCLE MIKE MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU BOTH MUAHHHH XOXO
REST IN PARADISE MY COUSIN COBIE BEAN
I am so sorry to hear of Cobie's passing. I have great memories of us as kids doing cheerleading together for NEMAA football and running into each other through high school. She always had a smile. My condolences to her family.
Cobie ... may this light shine forever as you have given light and hope in the life of so many
To Cobie's family,
Our deepest condolences with thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. As you can see Cobie positively touched the lives of so many people. She left us all with a better way to live life down here. Cobie will be missed but definitely not forgotten.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Coby over the years. She truly cared for the students, who were her clients, and their families, and will be sorely missed.
Cobie was a great light in this world. A very genuine, kind and caring person. She will be greatly missed by many. My deepest condolences
May the thoughts and prayers of complete strangers uplift you and comfort you during this tragic time.
You are the best one, of the best ones. Apparently someone was in need a fantastic angel & God knew you were the only one who was up for the task. You will be missed.
To the Bean Family,
I am truly sorry to hear of Cobie's passing. As you all know, she was an amazing person and will be sadly missed. Her amazing spirit will live on forever. I was a sorority sister of hers at Ship and spent so many great memories with her. I hope you all find peace and remember her amazing legacy to countless people. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Joan, Mike, and Beano,
We were so very saddened to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of Cobie at the river, laughing, and talking with us and our kids. She was always so kind and genuine. Our prayers are with you and your entire family.
The Metzger Family
I am thinking of you Aunt Joanie and Uncle Mike. Cobie was a beautiful soul. I loved her zest for life. Thinking of you and your family as you mourn her loss.
I am so saddened to hear about Cobie's passing. She was the BEST big sister a sorority girl could ask for. I have fond memories of Cobie and always looked forward to hearing her laugh. She will be missed.
Cobie was the most genuine, caring person I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. When she smiled, it lit up the room. Cobie helped me through some very difficult times in my life and I will never be able to repay her. Her actions and very existence made good ripples that I believe will always affect those she came in contact with. Rest in peace Cobie, I will always love you!
I graduated Central York High School with Cobie and I was a new Senior to the school when I met her for the first time. She was kind, accepting, insanely humorous and welcoming to me as the "new girl" to CHS. I will forever remember her laughter and beauty on the inside and out. Cobie was a force of life. she will be missed dearly!
To Cobie's Family,
I am truly consumed with sadness to hear of Cobie's passing. She was my son's caseworker for a few years, and her support and dedication was awesome!!! She not only did her best to help my son, but she also touched my life in so many ways. I will never forget our meetings, our conversations, and the many laughs we shared. I will never forget her!!! She is beautiful, inside and out!!! May GOD comfort you all thru this time. She is truly an Angel!!!
Cobie Bean~ I love and miss you so much and am heartbroken over you being gone from us, but I know for certain we will meet again ~I love you Beaner!!!!!
"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." ~ Washington Irving.
Sounds like a certain someone I know... Rest well, Cobie.
Dear Joan and Mike,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I can't imagine. I hope each day is a better day for all of you. One day, your heart will smile again when you recall fond memories of your dear daughter Cobie.
St. Paul's UCC, Dallastown
I casually knew her professionally, but I know that as a case worker she worked hard to help people in very difficult situations. More people like her are needed. My condolences.
So sorry for your loss Cobie was a beautiful girl with a big heart and contagious laugh!
Cobie was truly one of those exceptional people who have the ability to light up a space with their smile and to make everyone feel like a friend. I will always remember the laughter and fun we shared while playing bocce ball together on warm summer nights at Victor's. My heartfelt thoughts go out to all who knew and loved her, she was an amazing person who touched so many lives. Rest in peace, Cobie, and thank you for all of the good you did during your time here.
I will always be grateful for the conversation and laughs Cobie and I recently shared. I will miss her adoring hugs, but will envision her hugging all the Angels as they welcome her to Heaven.
To Cobie's Family,
A truly heartfelt condolence. I was not privileged to know Cobie but wished I had. It sounds as though she touched many lives in a positive way and made an impression wherever she went. May you find comfort in knowing God heals the brokenhearted ones and binds up their wounds. - Psalms
Joan, Bean, and Beano:
Amy and I were very sad to learn of Cobie's passing. She truly was a free spirit, always accepting of all people, and ready for fun. The river won't be the same without her. The smile on her face the day I took her for a spin in the Chris-Craft was as wide as the river, and I will never forget it. As a novice boater I appreciated her advice (and good natured teasing) on how to pull a boat up to a dock. These are tough times for your family, but please take comfort in knowing that Cobie made a positive impact in many people's lives. I know that the closeness and warmth of your family and friends will be a source of strength for you in the days ahead.
My sympthies to Cobie's family and her many friends. She was brilliant and beautiful.
So Sorry Joan and Mike for your loss. Our prayers are with you
To the family of Cobie, you have my deepest sympathy and I'm sure you miss her very much. I hope you may find comfort with the possibility of being reunited with Cobie in the near future, under peaceful, righteous conditions. John 17:3
You were a kind generous soul and a genuine friend. We will miss your free spirit and your brilliant smile. May you rest in peace. We love you very much. - Fultz Family
Thank you Cobie for all the you were and all that you did. Your smile was contagious. You will be dearly missed. Love ya Girl!
My your light forever shine Cobie Bean. You have touched so many peoples lives including mine. I will miss you more than words can say. May your spirit continue to shine in all of our hearts. LUV U GF!!!!!!!!!!!
Joan, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and Sue Zerfing
Devastating news. The article on Cobie was excellent and brings back super wonderful memories of the bungalow with all of us river rats enjoying the camp fires. Cobie and I share the same birthday "day" and her year passing came way too soon. Love & Sympathy from another proud river rat. B.J. Bean (Aunt Bonnie)
You touched those you may not even know you touched. Peace and healing to your family in their loss.
Joan and Mike,
I am so very sorry to hear about Cobie. I didn't have the opportunity to meet her but knowing you and Mike, she could have only been wonderful. May you find comfort in the words of others as to her kind and loving personality. It truly sounds as that she touched many peoples lives and may her spirit live long. May God bless you with love and strength at this most difficult time.
Dear Joan and Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Cobie. I pray that God gives you comfort during this time and always. Love, Wanda
Cobie had such a big heart and zest for life...I will miss her.
Cobie had such a big heart and a zest for life..I will miss her.
Bean, your love & generosity were do sincere, hard to find. We will miss you immensely. Fly away my friend.
My condolences to her family. I lost my 17 yr old in June 2013. I know how you are feeling. Cobi was an awesome person who I cheered with in high school. I haven't seen her in years but I will always remember her positive spirit.God has her now and she is at peace.
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
Cobie your echo is profound. You were an angel walking amongst us. We couldn't have been more blessed having you enter our lives and our home. You always went beyond the job description. You were our biggest alli and such a key player on our team. Your sense of humor and sarcasm was great and made even the worst situations amusing. We have come a long way and we will never forget you or all you have done for us. You will always be a part of us~
Mike, Joan, and the entire Bean family we share in your loss of Cobie who as so aptly written always seemed to brighten you up with her love of life. She was a dear friend of our sons Trampas and Seth and was there at a time when we needed her and in such a caring and loving way helped our whole family as she "nursed back to health" our son Trampas. She was a giving and caring young woman and we will treasure the ways in which she was a part of our lives. May God's peace be real to you as you mourn this tremendous loss. Our prayers will continue to be with you. In the peace of Christ that passes all our understanding, Steve and Brenda Ferree
So saddened our friend will no longer share her smile and laugh with us. You touched so many people in the best ways possible and I am thankful to be one of them. We may have shared less time together than you had with so many others, but they were great memories which you never forgot and we laughed about whenever we did see one another. Thank you Cobie for touching mine & countless others with your contagious personality, wisdom & true friendship. I am sure you are an angel now, watching over your friends & loved ones....a comfort to all.
The world lost a great soul. The 'Bigman' will miss you dearly Cobie Bean.
My son had the privilege of being assigned to Cobie for case management. Cobie's passion for advocacy, wealth of information, and her humor were of enormous support. I will miss her greatly.
I had not seen Cobie in quite awhile but she was always such a loving and caring soul. Taken too soon, she will be missed by many. I will not forget her smile.
Prayers to her family and loved ones.
Brenda (Markel) Portner.
Joan and Mike...I am so sorry for what you are going through. My prayers and love are with you all. Love Rill
Thank you Cobie for making a difference in my life. You were there for me in high school when I needed someone. I will always remember you for that. We lost a wonderful woman but Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. I know you will always be looking down on us and smiling.
Fare the well, sister. I miss you already.