January 29, 1935 ~ August 16, 2007
Cobabe, Irwin John, a 72 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007 in Rolling Hills Estates. Born in Los Angeles, CA, John was 72 when he died. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints Palos Verdes Crest Ward, and the Palos Verdes Country Club. He played football for Redondo Union High School and Brigham Young University. He had a long carreer in local real estate, and in most recent years as an antiques dealer specializing in amphora pottery. He enjoyed fine art, traveling, local theater, golf, and cards.
He is survived by his beloved Companion, Mary Brydon of Torrance, CA; Daughter, Caprice (Terry Jeffus) Cobabe of Pomona, CA; Daughter, Carrie Quinn of Manhattan Beach, CA; Daughter, Jennifer Cobabe of Redondo Beach, CA; Son, Kevin (Maren) Cobabe of Long Beach, CA; Daughter, Corinne Cobabe of Manhattan Beach, CA; the Mother of his children, Carol Cobabe of Pasadena, CA; Sister, Lorraine; and Brothers, Bill, Dave, and Leroy; Grandchildren: Sean, Cameron, Kyle, Meghan, and Kai. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jane and Vernon Cobabe; his first wife, Doris Cobabe; their son, Johnny; and seven of his twelve siblings.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sunday August 19, 2007 from 4 to 8pm. The Service will be held at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Redondo Beach on Monday August 20 at 10am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A Reception will be held at the Lighthouse Reception Room at Rice Mortuary until 4pm on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaiser Hospice.
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