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William F. Kobie
  • December 21, 1942
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  • January 22, 2022

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William Francis Kobie 79, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 21, 1942, to William Henry Kobie and Ruth Wynne Kobie. Bill is the oldest of 5 children. Bill met the love of his life Marianne Fricker and they were married on Valentine’s Day 1984. They enjoyed traveling cross country via RV, boating, fishing and relaxing on the beach.

Bill joined the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1973 and worked for 30 loyal years.
Bill is preceded in death by: his parents; William and Ruth Kobie, his daughter; Anjeanine Dabney passed age 47, two sons; Micah Kobie passed age 33, James Fricker passed age 3 and grandson, Robert Dabney passed age 20.
Survived by: His wife Marianne Kobie of 37 years, son; William J Kobie, daughter; Natalynne Kobie Taylor. Four grandchildren, Beau Hicks, Marainda McKinley, Moira Dabney and James Taylor and two great-grandchildren Eric and Amber. His siblings Carol (Richard); Gary (Linda); Karen (Tom) and Denise. His goddaughter; Jenna Bowker and her children Joey and Starla, godson; James Andrews and so many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held privately by the family. Donation can be made to the charity of your choice in leu of flowers.

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  1. Pete and Peggy lit a candle:
    03 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 3, 2022 at 2:37:17 PM

  2. Pete Petersen posted an image:
    28 Jan 2022

  3. Pete petersen says:
    27 Jan 2022
    My long time buddy and for the last 10 years My brother in law. He was also my best man and Was a good guy. He will be missed by many may you rest in peace.

  4. Peggy Andrews Petersen posted an image:
    27 Jan 2022

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    27 Jan 2022

  6. James Andrews lit a candle:
    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:35:13 PM

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    27 Jan 2022

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  10. James Andrews says:
    27 Jan 2022
    My Uncle Bill was a strong, intelligent, kind, and loving presence in my life of 32 years. Many memories have been built together and will remain in my heart and mind until I meet him again. He showed an unconditional love for my aunt mare that I will forever cherish and it was an amazing gift to witness. His support for me and my life's journey was present and loud in solidarity. His wisdom echo's in my brain when I am faced with life decisions. I will honor his memory in my short and far travels as a tribute to his passion of traveling the great outdoors. The pictures he has taken of the beautiful landscapes were very impactful and inspiring to me; showing me there is more out there in this world to be seen and appreciated. Although devastated with his departure from this physical world, I am at peace knowing he lived a long life that impacted more people than he would ever take credit for. He has never let our differing perspectives get in the way of his unwavering love and support for me. I will miss him terribly but his memory will live on for the rest of my days. Love James

  11. Peggy Andrews Petersen says:
    27 Jan 2022
    I loved Bill like a brother. My kids, Jenna and James loved him like a second Dad. They would always call him for answers because they said he is the smartest man they know. My grandkids, Joey and Starla adored their Poppy. Even though they moved we kept in touch through, calls, texts and Face time. Bill celebrated every birthday and holiday with us as if they were here through FaceTime. I loved that Bill was always a Gentleman. When I went to visit them he would never let me treat. He was generous, kind and loving to me and my family. My daughter and him talked weekly for the last 6 months. They are both really smart and enjoyed their conversations. I loved how much Bill loved my sister. They had such a wonderful love story for 41 years. I will cherish all the times we all spent together. I will miss him and we will keep him alive with all the memories we shared over a lifetime. RIP Bill

  12. John Curcio says:
    27 Jan 2022
    Worked with Bill when I was at eng 41, he was a good guy and a great firefighter. He will be missed.

  13. Jack Redfern says:
    26 Jan 2022
    I worked with Bill when I was a LT at Engine 65. Bill was one of the best guys I knewvand had the honor to work wth. Just stunned. Prayers and condolences to his family. I know how much they meant to him. Rest in Peace Bill.

  14. Ken Zborowski says:
    26 Jan 2022
    It was a honor to be Bills friend, he will be missed

  15. Ken Zborowski says:
    26 Jan 2022
    It was a honor to be your friend, rest easy my friend.

  16. Donna Boris says:
    26 Jan 2022
    I always think of my relationship with Bill as “complicated” and I will miss our complicated times very much.❤️

  17. Kathleen & Steven Krier lit a candle:
    26 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 26, 2022 at 1:18:28 AM

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