David Adam Kobos

Portland, Oregon

1943 - 2019


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David Adam Kobos July 24, 1943 - July 25, 2019 David Adam Kobos passed away July 25, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born July 24, 1943 in Salem, Mass., the eldest son of Joseph and Frieda Kobos. He graduated from Harvard with a major in Russian History and received a Master of Arts in...

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Dave was always warm and welcoming whenever I visited Susan, my college roommate. His love of life and his laughter were infectious! And his enthusiasm! I am so sorry to hear of his passing, but I am sure that wherever he is now, it is a happier place for his presence.

A life well lived will always be my memory of Dave! From the US History class he taught us at Milwaukie High School, to visiting him in NY City where he was teaching 3rd grade as part of a group of teachers who signed in there to make a positive impact, Dave was always about making a difference. I am sure he had the same influence on his business associates and employees too.

My condolences to the Kobos family as I know Dave will be greatly missed by you as well as those of us...

A couple of years ago I took a pizza class with David at Bob's Red Mill. Somebody in the class asked him his favorite kind of pizza to make. David got a HUGE grin on his face, and a twinkle in his eye, and said the BEST pizza is when the grandkids come over to his house, each has their own pan, and they make pizza together. He said there is no better tasting pizza then when u do it with the grandkids.

David Kobos, and the Kobos Co. will always hold a special place in my heart. I grew up at the Kobos Co., getting my first job there out of high school in the fall of 1991, and continuing to work there until 1998. I had the opportunity to work at 5 of the stores over the years, with Washington Square, Downtown at Broadway and Alder, and John's Landing being my home stores. I am sending all my love to Nora, Adam, Julia, and their families, and of course to Susan. Thank you for sharing him...

David inspired me to get out and enjoy the outdoors!

David Kobos Was my favorite teacher at Milwaukie high school! He had the ability to make history come alive. I remember staying after school with a few of my friends in his classroom as we discussed how History shaped our future... he had a brilliant mind and the ability to take complex historical facts and communicate them in a way that was easily understood. I will always remember that 50 mile hikes! Every time I passed one of his stores I would smile Godspeed Mr. Kobos

Dave was a GREAT brother. Everyone should a brother like him!