Larry A. Kobojek, 62, of Russell, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2023, in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Warren, PA on August 7, 1960, the son of the late Leo and Sophie (Glotz) Kobojek. Larry had resided in Russell his entire life and was a graduate of Eisenhower High School. He was currently employed with the Warren County School District in the Custodial Department and had worked there for 43 years. Larry also cleaned and worked for the Russell United Methodist Church. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren.
Larry was a member of the Russell Volunteer Fire Department Station 54 for 45 years; joining in 1978. He was a past recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award, a former EMT, served on various Department Committees, held the position of Lieutenant, and Captain, and served as assistant fire chief for 12 years.
He is survived by his siblings; Rita A. Pace and partner Rodney Zinger of Warren, PA, and Tony Kobojek and wife Nancy of Stoneham, PA; one nephew Randy Pace of North Richland Hills, TX; one niece Amy Pace; three great nieces Nina, Desire, and Zenayda Pace; one great nephew Rei Rhoad all of Port St. Lucie, FL; numerous cousins; and his faithful dog Ellie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Stephen J. Kobojek.
Friends may call on Thursday March 9, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. 304 East St. Warren, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday March 10, 2023, at 10:00 am in St. Joseph R.C. Church 600 Pennsylvania Ave. W. Warren with the Rev. Richard Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Russell VFD, 66 Perrigo Ln, Russell, PA 16345. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.