Marie Kobi, 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went home to be with The Lord on January 24, 2020.
She was born in Shamokin in 1927 on December 16th, her mother's birthday. Marie was the daughter of the late Anna (Knovich) Chervanick and Stephen Chervanick. She graduated from Shamokin HS in 1946 and married Joseph Kobi of Mount Carmel in May 1949.
Marie was a Born Again Christian and a member of Hope Community Church in Mount Carmel. Throughout her life she taught primary, junior, preteen, and adult Sunday School classes and enjoyed participating in Daily Vacation Bible School.
Marie worked with her husband in the family grocery store, Kobi’s Market. She played a key role making and delivering the locally famous “Kobi Hoagie” throughout the coal region. In later years, she was employed by Family Medical Support Services as a companion and aide to elderly clients. Marie was an avid reader and a poet who composed over 100 poems as a member of the National Society of Poets. She was also known as “The Card Lady” because she sent out hundreds of cards and poems annually to her friends and family.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 70 years, Joseph and two children, son, CDR James Kobi USN (Ret.) and his wife Katharine of Virginia Beach, VA, and daughter, JoAnn Siegel of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kaia Tingley, Mathew Siegel, Maxine Angel, and Nate Siegel; and nine great-grandchildren, Silas and Alanna Tingley, Molly and Emily Siegel, Aviva, Dahlia, Mordechai and Eliyahu Angel, and Grace Siegel.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Thursday May 28, 2020 at Indiantown Gap National cemetery with Pastor Daniel Renno officiating. In lieu of ﬂowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hope Community Church 551 West Forth St. Mt. Carmel, Pa. 17851 or the Mount Carmel Public Library 30 South Oak Street Mt. Carmel, Pa. 17851 Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.stutzfuneralhome.com.