Gail E. Cobb, 88, of

Warren, Pa died Sunday,

June 23, 2013 at Golden

LivingCenter Kinzua, in

Warren, Pa.

Gail was born on De

cember 24, 1924 in Warren,

Pa and was the son of the

late George M. and Myrtle

Rogers Cobb. He graduated

from Warren High School

in 1942 and in 1943 he be

gan his two and a half years

of service with the U. S.

Army during World War II,

serving one and a half years

in the European Theatre.

In 1950 Gail graduated

from the University of Pitts

burgh and continued even

ing studies at Western

Reserve University in

Cleveland, OH. While there

he worked for Pittsburgh

Plate Glass Co., later the

National Lead Co. In 1954

he bought Simonsen Wall

paper and Paint, later

changing the name to

Cobb’s Wallpaper and

Paint, Inc., which he owned

for over 45 years. Gail truly

enjoyed and appreciated

his customers.

Gail was a member of

First Lutheran Church in

Warren where he served on

the church council for two

terms. He was a Sunday

school teacher and served

as Sunday school superin

tendent. He also served on

various church committees

including the educational

and new church building

committees. Gail was a

AAA board member for

over 43 years and also past

president. He was on the

boards of the Warren Jay

cees, Warren Chamber of

Commerce, Higher Educa

tion, Friends of Library

Theatre, and involved in

establishing the VoTech

school as well as other

community activities. Gail

was also a member of North

Star Lodge #241 F. and

A.M. of Warren, the

Coudersport Consistory,

Jaffa Shrine, Warren Moose

Lodge #109 and Warren

Elks Lodge #223.

Gail is survived by his

wife of 66 years, Ruth

Simonsen Cobb, whom he

married on December 21,

1946 in the First Lutheran

Church, of Warren, PA, a

daughter, Diane (Dick)

Smith of Warren, Pa, two

sons, William (Celia

Knapp) Cobb of Warren,

PA and Dr. David (Sue)

Cobb of Greensburg, Pa,

three grandsons, Jonathan

(Whitney) Cobb, Eric

(Aleshia) Smith and Patrick

Smith (fiance Abby),

nephews Jim, Jeffrey, Mark

and Alan Torrance, and first

cousins Dorothy Smith and

Mary Schorman. In addi

tion to his parents, Gail was

preceded in death by a

grandson, Jeffrey David

Cobb, a sister, Audrey Tor

rance and her husband, Jim,

and a nephew, Jon Tor


Friends are invited to at

tend a Memorial Service to

be held at 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at

the First Lutheran Church,

Warren, Pa with the Re

verend David Blank, Pas

tor, officiating. The family

will receive friends follow

ing the service in the

church fellowship hall.

Burial will be at the con

venience of the family in

Pine Grove Cemetery,

Russell, Pa. In lieu of

flowers memorial contri

butions in Gail’s memory

may be made to the First

Lutheran Church Building

Fund, East and Third Ave.,

Warren, Pa 16365. Arrange

ments have been entrusted

to the Donald E. Lewis

Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East St., Warren, Pa. Email

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