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Robert "Bob" James Kobzowicz Sr

April 9, 1939 — January 21, 2024


Robert “Bob” James Kobzowicz, Sr., age 84, of Gardners, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 21, 2024.  Bob was born on Sunday, April 9, 1939, in Uniontown to the late Bruno Jacob Kobzowicz and Anna D. (Dorobish) Kobzowicz.  


Bob’s survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara “Barb” (Novachek) Kobzowicz; his two sons: Robert “Bob” James Kobzowicz, Jr. and wife, Patty, of Mechanicsburg, Mark Richard Kobzowicz and wife, Kasey, of Carlisle; his four grandchildren: Alaric, Allison, Keara, and Dain; his two siblings: Bernie Kobzowicz, and wife, Sandy, of Broadview Heights, OH, and Connie Santore of Warren, OH; and his niece and two nephews.


Bob was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Christ Community Church, Camp Hill, PA. Bob retired from the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot in 2000. He was a long time Steelers and Pirates fan. He also enjoyed writing and singing country and gospel music, which he shared with his church, prayer group, at the Full Gospel Convention, and even a local television broadcast.


All are welcome to join Bob’s family at his celebration of life open house and gathering of family and friends on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a virtual gathering via video chat beginning at 1:15 p.m.; and a time of remembrance at 1:30 p.m. at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral & Cremation); with Pastor Eric Nerht officiating.  A virtual gathering will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m.  Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.  Cremation was private.


Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral & Cremation in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bob’s full obituary, view photograph, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat


Family and friends are welcome to join Bob's family via video chat or telephone on Friday, January 26, 2024, beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.


Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: with passcode 3421


Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 861 8626 5816 with passcode 3421


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Open House

Friday, January 26, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Time Of Remembrance

Friday, January 26, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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