William Cobey

Obituary of William Cobey

William (Bill) Lawrence Cobey, Sr., 77, of Alva, Florida and West Winfield, New York, lost his courageous battle to cancer and passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home. Bill was born July 23, 1940 in Milton, New York to William and Estelle (Secor) Cobey. He graduated from Cornwall High School and went to work for the Cornwall Press. Bill was employed as a computer programmer and manager for International Business Machines (IBM) for 29 years. After retiring from IBM, Bill wanted to work outdoors and became the groundskeeper for Storm King Arts Center, one of the world's leading sculpture parks, in Mountainville, New York. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening and watching sports; especially, his beloved New York Giants and New York Yankees. He was a great cook! Bill helped host spaghetti nights at his park. He was always leaving people wanting more of his spaghetti sauce, pasta fagioli and linguine and white clam sauce. Spending time with his family and friends gave him much pleasure. Bill is survived by partner Christina Baldino, his three children, William L Cobey, Jr. (Tracey) of West Hurley, NY, Rhonda Hoag (Jeffrey) of Monkton, VT and Danielle Wall of Wellington, FL.; seven grandchildren, Brenden and Kerri Hoag, Kaitlynn, Anthony and Alexander Cobey, Andersen and Domenic Wall; his brother James (Patricia) Cobey, his sister Judith Prena, his sister-in-law Joanne Cobey as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bruce Cobey and Gary Cobey and his sister Diane Cobey.

A special thank you to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers for their loving care and support. Also, thank you to Akin-Davis Funeral Home for all of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local Hospice. A Celebration of Life/Memorial service will be held January 21, 2018, 1 to 3pm at Oak Park Village Club House.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Ft. Myers


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