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Bruce David Cobin

AGE: 73 •

Bruce David Cobin, 73, died at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA on Sunday August 23, 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Cobin and his wife Marlene were residents of the Wilmington area until May of this year when they moved to a retirement home in Southern California. Mr. Cobin graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1960, and after a brief time at Penn State, joined the family business, Carl Cobin Shoes. For many years, he played a prominent role in the success of the business and ultimately retired as President in 1981. He was a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Shalom and remained so even after his recent move to California. Mr. Cobin played a significant role in the 1982 Senate campaign of his cousin, David Levinson, and remained interested in Delaware politics his whole life. In later years, Mr. Cobin kept busy attending to the needs of his older relatives and following the stock market.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marlene (Shore) Cobin of Mission Viejo, CA, his son Michael Cobin of Irvine, CA (wife, Judith), his brother Malcolm Cobin of Wilmington, DE (wife, Susan), his sister Ellen Freireich of York, PA (husband Gordon) and nieces and nephews.

Bruce Cobin was laid to rest at Harbor Lawn- Mt. Olive Cemetery in Costa Mesa, CA on August 26, 2015. Services were conducted by Rabbi Arnold Rachlis of University Synagogue, Irvine, CA. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 1801 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802; or Heritage Pointe, 27356 Bellogente, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

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Published in The News Journal on Sept. 6, 2015
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