Richard P. Cobb

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Richard P. Cobb of Lewes, Del., and Sullivan County, went home to the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, while at home with his wife and stepson Greg and Buster by his side.

Born April 21, 1938, in Sac City, Iowa, son of Richard and "Louise" Cobb.

Richard graduated from Meyers High School in 1956, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He served his country as a military policeman in the Army. Upon his return he studied/graduated from Wilkes University and Temple for his career as a special educator and licensed school psychologist, building supervisor and consultant to Easter Seals. He loved his work with children at Wilson and Reading High School, retiring in 1997. He and Joe Donnelly, Lou Kwansy and others formed the Luzerne County Mounted Sheriff's Posse. 

Richard was an elected chairman of township supervisors in our community for approximately 12 years.

He was a member of Sons of American Revolution as well as American Legion in Lewes, Del.

We are extremely proud of his work in the movie "Gettysburg" and other films as well as TV shows.

He wrote and published a book about his great-grandfather, "Ambrose Civil War Journey."

Many interests and hobbies filled his time mostly including family and friends. He enjoyed horseback riding at our Round Top Ranch in the beautiful Endless Mountains as well as trail rides with his many close buddies all around NEPA and beyond. Hunting and fishing among two of his favorites as well with hiking, camping, snow mobiling, traveling, rodeo, horse sales, genealogy research visiting Civil War battlefields. But mostly we both loved hosting family and friends at the mountain retreat or beach houses and bear parties.

He provided lots of farm experiences for his grandchildren. In addition to horses he raised specialized Piedmontese beef cattle, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits, cats and guinea hens but non cherished as much as his beloved Teddy, Missy, And Busterbrown.

My husband and best friend kept a very positive attitude and fought a gallant fight with thyroid cancer. We were truly blessed to have found each other and share so many GREAT times with the many people who God has put in our lives.

Surviving are his wife, Beth Ann, Lewes Del.; three children, Susan Wuestner, Carlisle; Jennifer Elliehausen husband, Bruce, Gettysburg; Rick Cobb wife, Susan, Marietta Ga.; two stepsons, Greg Bingaman, wife, Debbi, Muncy; Glenn with Crystal; 12 grandchildren, Greg, Chris, Mike Wuestner, Erin, Lane, Regan, Ethan, Leigh and Aden Cobb, Theodore Elliehausen, Greg Bingaman Jr. and Madison Bingaman; also two sisters, Debbie and Diane; and brother, Don.

The funeral will held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Interment will be held in Maple Grove, followed by a celebration of life party at Grotto at Harveys Lake.

Those who desire to make a memorial contribution to , 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.


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Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 824-4601
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 6, 2019
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