Walter Kobasa, age 88, of Lansdale died Tuesday, February 10th at his residence. He had been in failing health.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Zolen Kobasa. He has been a lifelong resident of Lansdale.
Mr. Kobasa graduated from Lansdale High School, class of 1944. He served in the US Army during WW2 in Europe.
Mr. Kobasa owned and operated Kobasa ESSO Gas Station, later known as Exxon, at Broad and Main Streets in Lansdale for many years.
He had a keen sense of civic duty and served on many Lansdale Borough Boards during his career including the Parking Authority and the Boys Scouts. He never missed any sporting events his sons and grandchildren were participating in, irrespective of what the events were or where the events where being held.
Mr. Kobasa was an active member of the St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church located at 4th and Fairmount in Philadelphia. He also belonged to the Lansdale Moose Lodge and the Lansdale VFW.
Mr. Kobasa was a big fan and a longtime season ticket holder for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years Vera Dzwonczyk Kobasa; his two devoted sons Walter Kobasa, MD and his wife Beth Anne of
Wilmington, DE. and Steven Kobasa and his wife Diane of Lansdale and his cherished grandchildren Kati and Drew Kobasa and Chelsea and Jeffrey Kobasa. Also surviving is his brother Alex Kobasa and his wife Helen of Lansdale and his sisters in law Anne Kobasa and Marion Kobasa. He was preceded in death by his brothers Daniel and William Kobasa.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, February 14th at 10:30AM at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, 532 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA. 19446 where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8PM and also Saturday morning from 9 to 10:15AM. Interment Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Walter’s name to St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church, 335-337 Fairmount Ave., Phila, PA. 19123 would be preferred.